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Thursday Saturday May 6_ ___________ May 8_ ___________

Tuesday May 11___________

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"Young Frankenstein"

The Reventones LIVE, Sanctuaria Wild Tapas -4198 Manchester, St. Louis, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Aqualung -The Duck Room, Blueberry Hill, Delmar Loop Kim Massie -The Beale on Broadway, St. Louis

Great St. Louis Iris Society Show, noon to 5 p.m. -Missouri Botanical Gardens TriGREENville Series (Sprint) www. racemaker.org; 8 a.m. -Greenville International Migratory Bird Day -National Great Rivers Museum in Alton and the Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary, West Alton, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jazz St. Louis All-Stars -Jazz at the Bistro, 3536 Washington Ave., St. Louis

Kim Massie -The Beale on Broadway, St. Louis St. Louis Cardinals vs. Houston Astros -Busch Stadium Young Frankenstein -The Fox Theatre, St. Louis, Mo., 8 p.m.

Sunday May 9_ ___________

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Houston Astros -Busch Stadium Young Frankenstein -The Fox Theatre, St. Louis, Mo., 8 p.m.

Harold Duvall tells his story.

Mel Brooks' classic hits the stage.

13 "The Losers"

The movie lives up to its name.

15 Summer fun

What's going on in southern Illinois.

19 Fort de Chartes Take a walk back in time.

20 Zen Tales

Closing out Arts & Issues.

21 Grand Center

Friday May 7_ ___________ Smucker’s Stars on Ice -Scottrade Center, St. Louis, Mo. Jazz St. Louis All-Stars, Jazz at the Bistro -3536 Washington Ave., St. Louis Charlie Wilson with guest Will Downing -The Fox Theatre, 8 p.m. Leslie and The Badgers -The Duck Room, Blueberry Hill, Delmar Loop Joe Dirt -Bottleneck Blues Bar, Ameristar Casino, Resort, Spa, St. Charles, Mo.

Open Mic w/Butch Moore -Stagger Inn, Edwardsville, 9:30 p.m. Mother’s Day Brunch -Villa Marie Winery, Maryville

Wednesday May 12___________

Take the Museum and Gallery Art Walk.

Who We Are ON THE EDGE OF THE WEEKEND is a product of the Edwardsville Intelligencer, a member of the Hearst Newspaper Group. THE EDGE is available either through free home delivery (62025 and 62034) or rack distribution in other local areas inside the Intelligencer newspaper (50 cents). FOR DELIVERY INFO call 656.4700 Ext. 20. FOR ADVERTISING INFO call 656.4700 Ext. 35. For comments or questions regarding EDITORIAL CONTENT call 656.4700 Ext. 30 or fax 659.1677. Publisher – Denise Vonder Haar | Editor – Bill Tucker | Lead Writer – Debbie Settle | Cover Design – Desirée Bennyhoff

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People Ladybugs and more Edwardsville resident Harold Duvall has an interesting story to tell By DEBBIE SETTLE Of The Edge When the call came in from Harold Duvall, it was to share his ladybug collection with the community. However, after meeting and getting to know Harold, you find out that he has so much more to share than his fantastic ladybug collection. Harold is a retired R.N. who has spent much of his life caring and giving to others. He lived in New York City for 41 years, in the same apartment the entire time. He worked in a hospital, for private patients in their homes and at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. “People would ask me when they found out I worked there as a nurse, why an art museum needed nurses. Well, that was simple. They had slick hardwood floors in some sections of the museum and a number of ladies who would wear high heels. There were a lot of wrist and ankle injuries,” said Harold. He said the museum actually employed a number of nurses to care for visiting patrons. He began by working the parties at the museum, but then started working other shifts to relieve the other nurses. After living in New York for 41 years, Harold’s brother invited him to visit Overland Park, Kan., thinking that Harold would consider moving their after he retired. The whole last year that he lived in New York, Harold would fly to Kansas about every six weeks. He would spend two or three days there and would also attend the community college there to take courses he needed to keep up his nursing license. Eventually Harold did decide to move to Overland Park, Kan. At that time, he had a collection of mustache cups and saucers, actually over 300 of them. He also had some

very heavy hand-built dressers and shelves that his father had made for his collection. It was quite a trial, but Harold moved the entire collection to Overland Park, Kan., where he lived for 14 years with his brother. By the time he moved to Kansas, he had enough frequent flyer miles that he was able to take his brother to Europe for a 16 day trip, first class, nearly all paid for. What little money they did spend was for souvenirs. So he shared his trip with his brother. Unfortunately, the last year that Harold lived in Kansas, his brother acquired throat cancer. Harold cared for his brother throughout his illness, including the last weeks of his life, which were very difficult for him. His sister, Velma, would come and help relieve him at times and talked Harold into considering moving to Carlinville. His sister was on the historical society board of directors there and knew of a trailer on the museum property that would be perfect for him. After his brother passed, Harold did pack up and move to Carlinville. His mustache cup and saucer collection traveled with him once again, but during his stay there, Harold’s sister talked him into donating the collection to the historical museum in Carlinville. He generously donated the entire c o l l e c t i o n so that other area residents could see and enjoy it. The collection is still there, if anyone is in Carlinville and wants to take a gander. While living in Carlinville, Harold enrolled in the Master Gardener course through the University of Illinois. It was a tough course, lasting for 14 weeks. Harold aced the class, but it wasn’t easy. He also began a group called Senior Net. Starting out with the intent of helping seniors to learn to connect by using a computer and the

Internet, Harold’s group eventually grew to well over 300 members. “I would keep a card on each and every member and call each one at least once a year and have a conversation with them. It kept them interested and the group just grew,” said Harold. After Harold left, the group divided into smaller groups, but they still meet today. After a period of time, Harold decided to move to Edwardsville to be closer to his sister, Velma Schmidt, who works at the Episcopal Church in town. He had since begun a collection of ladybug themed items. He has several hundred items in his collection. Harold has collected – cups, dishes, a deviled egg plate, shoe laces, earrings, books, bookmarks, door stops, and so many more. Not long after Harold moved to Edwardsville, he decided he wanted to share his collection with the local public. He called the Edwardsville Public Library and asked if there was a way he could share his display. The library made arrangements for him to bring in his collection. They assisted him

in displaying the items, (which is just a portion of his collection) and it is now on display in the case at the lower level just outside the children’s section of the library. When Harold moved here, he asked his landlords to allow him to bring an iron patio set that meant a lot to him. He offered to share it with the other tenants in this complex, knowing that they would enjoy it too. Not only did his landlords allow him to do that, but they have since begun building a nice patio area for Harold’s set, which of course all of his neighbors will be free to enjoy too. The patio set isn’t the only thing he shares; Harold has planted a number of flower gardens and a vegetable garden on the property, at the blessing of his landlords and neighbors. Although he enjoys gardening and is more than happy to work in the gardens, he hopes to share the vegetables with those around him and wants everyone to be able to enjoy the beauty of the flowers. Maybe one of the most important things that Harold

shares is the gift of life. Harold began about two years ago, while living in Carlinville, to donate blood platelets. He has taken good care of himself, eating plenty of green leafy vegetables and other healthy foods in order to keep up his monthly donations. It takes approximately 90 minutes each time he donates. As of July of this year, Harold will have donated his seventh gallon of platelets! That is an amazing accomplishment, not just because of the amounts he has donated, but every unit he donates helps three children with cancer. So if you are doing the math, in two years he has helped 150 children. This is an example of the gift of sharing, maybe like no other. So the original phone call may have informed me about a ladybug collection that Harold was sharing with the community, b u t t h e re s t o f t h e s t o r y l e d me to get to know the heart of Harold Duvall. Ladybug collector, mustache cup and saucer collector, nurse, Master Gardener, platelet donor and sharing heart. May we all be more like Harold.

Above, Harold Duvall with his ladybug collection. At left, his cap with pins showing the number of gallons of platelets he’s donated over the years. Photos by Debbie Settle.

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People People planner Worldwide Marriage Encounter planned A Wo r l d w i d e M a r r i a g e Encounter “weekend of d i s c o v e r y, a l i f e t i m e o f l o v e ” event will be offered June 4 through June 6 at Our Lady of the Snows in Belleville. In this event, married couples are gently guided through a communication process that deepens their relationship and c o m m u n i c a t i o n t o e a c h o t h e r. “The vast majority experience not only greater depth and growth, but also rediscover the love they have for their spouse,” a c c o r d i n g t o t h e R e v. D a n Teuscher, Clergy Contact in the St. Louis area. He further states, “ T h e g re a t e s t re g re t t h a t 9 7 % of couples have is that they did not attend a Marriage Encounter Weekend sooner.” Tw e l v e d i f f e r e n t C h r i s t i a n denominations offer this special event in more than 80 countries. Over the 40 years Marriage Encounter has been offered, several million couples have learned how to keep their marriage more vibrant and alive. More information can be received regarding the upcoming Lutheran Marriage Encounter

Weekend by contacting Tom and K a t h y Vo n B ehren at 636-3439453 or vonbeh@sbcglobal.net.

Caveman Zipline set for opening Meramec Caverns is in the final construction phase for its new Caveman Zipline, the first zipline in the St. Louis area. An opening date of Saturday, May 1, has been announced. This high-adrenaline, extreme a d v e n t u re i s a n a d d i t i o n t o Meramec Caverns’ lineup of attractions and operates at the Caverns in Stanton, Mo. Zippers’ 80-minute guided tour begin at a tower by the Caverns’ main entrance and soars across the river, through treetop canopies and the natural cave bluffs of the Meramec. The last zip again traverses the river basin at 80 feet above the Meramec. “We’re constructing four separate ziplines,” said Lester Turilli, Jr., manager of this new attraction, “plus three swinging rope bridges. There are two towers on the side of the cave entrance and six across the river.” The zips vary in length from 250 to 1200 feet and zippers reach speeds of up to 50 mph. “It’s been in the planning for

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Senior Living and Assisted Living Residents enjoying time with a friend from the community.

about two years now,” Turilli added, “but development just started this March. The building crew sets off daily in boats to cross the river to the construction site. It’s so nice to see it all coming together.” The Caveman Zipline will operate everyday May 1 through October 31 (weather permitting) from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Reservations are recommended and are being accepted now by calling 573-4683166. For more information, visit americascave.com. “The cave tours have been in existence since 1933,” said Lester

Turilli, Sr., owner of Meramec Caverns. “Then in 1990, we opened the Cavern Queen Riverboat ride on the surface – or water. And now, in 2010, we’re going above ground with the Caveman Zipline.” Admission is $49 for adults and $39 for children 11 and under. Group rates are available for 10 or more by calling 573-468-3166. The Caveman Zipline admission includes all safety equipment, i n d i v i d u a l i n s t ru c t i o n , v i d e o tutorial and a dry-run mini zip. Anyone in good health and within weight requirements of 80270 lbs. can enjoy the zipline.

Open every day of the year, except Thanksgiving and Christmas, Meramec Caverns’ tour along lighted walkways is guided by well-trained rangers who tell of the lore, history and development of the cavern. Additional attractions and amenities available through Meramec Caverns includes: riverboat rides on the Cavern Queen; old-time gold panning; scenic park and campground; canoe or raft floats and tours of Jesse James Museum. For additional information on Meramec Caverns, visit americascave.com.

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People People planner 11th Annual Cherokee-Lemp history fair set T h e 11 t h A n n u a l C h e ro k e e Lemp history fair will be conducted from 10 a.m. to 5 p . m . S a t u rd a y, M a y 1 5 , o n Cherokee Street, from Jefferson East to DeMenil Place and the 3300 Block of DeMenil Place. Admission is free In conjunction with National H i s t o r i c P r e s e r v a t i o n We e k , tour the Cherokee-Lemp historic district, shop, eat, and enjoy multiple free events and entertainment venues. Enjoy your stroll along Cherokee Antique Row where you’ll find over 30 unique retailer outlets featuring Antique and Vintage Furniture, China, Glassware, Retro Décor, Vintage Clothing, Architectural Artifacts, Folk Art and an amazing variety of Collectible and Specialty items. We invite you to visit our numerous Art and Photography Galleries, Museums, and Restaurants as you enjoy the events and sounds of t h i s y e a r ’ s C h e ro k e e - L e m p H i s t o r y F a i r. P e r h a p s y o u ’ l l want to make a night of it and stay where famous beer barons a century past slept at the Lemp Mansion Restaurant & Inn. Events: This year ’s musical line-up will be sensational. Enjoy the sounds of St. Louis’ Premier 18piece Big Band Dance Ensemble, “The Original Knights of Swing”.

Established in the early 1950’s this band is the embodiment of living St. Louis history. Virtuoso brac-mandolinist Knez Jakovac will present a sensational duet concert. A seasoned performer whose career spans 30+ years and 20 countries his unique musical stylings combine elements of both jazz and classical music being rooted in Serbo-Croatian folk music (tamburica). St. Louis’ premiere saxophone quartet, The 4 City Saxes, will also be on hand exploring music for saxophone quartet in the classical and jazz styles. Several special events/exhibits will be featured. Hammond Books (1939 Cherokee) will present an artist’s demonstration b e g i n n i n g a t 11 a m w i t h watercolor artist, Sheila M. Harris, known for her paintings of the Doors of South St. Louis and will feature a vintage postcard display. World renown s a x o p h o n i s t , J a m e s C a r t e r, will be flying in from New York to give a special jazz and saxophone Master class at 11am a t S a x q u e s t ( 2 11 4 C h e ro k e e ) . In an after-hours venue (7PM), P H D G a l l e r y ( 2 3 0 0 C h e ro k e e ) will be hosting artist Leslie Holt’s solo exhibition “Hello Modern Art” featuring miniature oil masterpieces visited by Hello K i t t y, a s w e l l a s m a n y o t h e r displays. St. Louis Author and historian, NiNi Harris, will present architectural and historical walking tours of Cherokee Street. The tours start at 11:00am

and 2:00pm launching from The Stable, the area’s newest micro brewery at 1821 Cherokee, across the street from the old L e m p B r e w e r y. H a r r i s w i l l feature Cherokee’s extraordinary collection of cast iron storefronts on the morning tour. She will highlight the street’s 19th century brickwork on the afternoon tour.

Reedy Press will host a book signing/reading with noted a u t h o r, r a d i o p e r s o n a l i t y a n d St. Louis Jazz historian Dennis Owsley. Get a signed copy of his new book, “City of Gabriels-The Jazz History of St. Louis 18951973” and/or peruse Reedy Press’ many other wonderful St. Louis history publications.

The Chatillon-DeMenil House (3352 DeMenil Place) will host free tours of its historic mansion giving patrons access to parts of the house usually off-limits including the basement “tunnel”. They will also host their 4th annual used book sale to benefit the maintenance and restoration of this treasured historic site.

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People People planner Relay for Life Edwardsville/Glen Carbon fundraisers scheduled Upcoming fundraisers for the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Edwardsville/Glen Carbon will be held on June 18 thru 19 at the Edwardsville High School in Edwardsville. Relay For Life is an overnight event that brings the community together in the fight against cancer and funds raised by teams and individuals go toward cancer research, community educational programs, support services for area patients and their families and advocacy initiatives. Upcoming fundraisers include: On M a y 3 , T h e C u p c a k e r y, 1057 Century Drive in Edwardsville, is hosting a sweet opportunity to raise money! The Cupcakery’s Baking A Difference p ro g r a m w i l l b e d o n a t i n g 1 0 percent of the day’s proceeds back to the American Cancer Society and the Relay For Life Edwardsville/Glen Carbon event. T h e H e p l e r B r o o m FirmBelievers team is selling purple sling bags for $7 each. The bags are nylon and have a pocket for your phone on the strap. They are $7 for 1 or 2 for $12. To purchase one, contact Pattie at 314-480-4193 or visit www. RelayForLife Edwardsville/Glen Carbon.com. GOLF SCRAMBLE!! Hosted by St. John’s WOW Team May 15, 2010 at the American Legion Course Food and giveaways!! $50 per person For more information, please contact: Joann at

joannmarti1@hotmail.com. The Relay For Life team Do it for Hans will be selling sno cones to raise funds at the annual Glen C a r b o n , Ti m b e r w o l f e E s t a t e s subdivision garage sale on April 23 and 24. First Clover Leaf Bank is selling a cookbook called, “Cooking for a Cause.” Their employees have compiled over 250 recipes. The cookbook sells for $10 and can be purchase at any of our 4 locations: 300 St. Louis Street, 2143 S. Route 157, 6814 Goshen Road, Edwardsville, o r 1 0 4 6 E . M a d i s o n S t , Wo o d River. We will also have cookbooks on hand at any event that First Clover Leaf Bank hosts, including at Relay. To register a team or get more information about Relay For Life of Edwardsville/Glen Carbon, please call the American Cancer Society at 800.227.2345 or visit www.cancer.org.

Air Show, B-52s to highlight Fair Saint Louis Joseph F. Imbs, III, Chairman of the Fair Saint Louis Foundation, and St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay today announced key highlights for this summer ’s 2010 Fair Saint Louis, to be held July 3 and 4 on the grounds of the Gateway Arch. This year ’s event welcomes the return of the Fair Saint Louis Air Show and free musical entertainment on the Budweiser Main Stage.  In addition to music under the Gateway Arch, spectacular f i re w o r k s w i l l c o n c l u d e e a c h evening – offering family fun over

the Fourth of July weekend. “Fair Saint Louis has been creating memories for 30 years,” said Imbs. “We are very proud of this legacy and we’re especially looking forward to this summer ’s highlights -- the return of the Fair Saint Louis Air Show and being back on the Arch grounds. St. Louis’ rich history in aviation paired with its iconic Riverfront makes the Riverfront the perfect backdrop for an air show.   We invite everyone to join us for a weekend full of memorable moments.” “The City of St. Louis continues to proudly partner with the Fair Saint Louis Foundation on this hallmark event that brings people from near and far to our historic Riverfront. Since its inception 30 years ago, Fair Saint Louis has resulted in millions of dollars in economic impact while also contributing greatly to area non-profits via concession sales,” said Mayor Slay. “On behalf of the City of St. Louis, I am thrilled to join in the effort with the Fair Saint Louis Foundation to invest in and celebrate ‘America’s Biggest Birthday Party.’” In addition to the 30th anniversary highlights, Imbs also shared details of the Fair Saint Louis Air Show and the musical headliners who will play the

Budweiser Main Stage: • Air shows will take place on both Saturday, July 3 and Sunday, July 4 and will include some of the premier air show performers from around the country. • Grammy Award winning R&B hit-maker John Legend (www. johnlegend.com) will headline on Saturday, July 3. The quirky new wave band, The B-52s, (www. theb52s.com) will headline on Sunday, July 4. Fair Saint Louis will kick off at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 3 with the 133rd Veiled Prophet Parade, one of the best and longest running parade’s in the nation. Saturday, July 3                          10 a.m. 133rd Veiled Prophet Parade Noon  Festival and K-Town Kids Zone Open 12:30 p.m.  Air show** (90 minutes) 3 p.m. Local bands begin and continue throughout the afternoon 5:30 p.m. Air show** (90 minutes) 8 p.m. John Legend on the Budweiser Main Stage 9 p.m. Fireworks 10 p.m. Festival closes Sunday, July 4 11 a.m. Festival and K-Town Kids Zone Open 11 : 3 0 a . m . A i r s h o w * * ( 9 0 minutes) 1 p.m. Family Act on the Main

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Episcopal ST. ANDREWS EPISCOPAL CHURCH

Hillsboro At North Buchanan Edwardsville, IL 656-1929 The Rev. Virginia L. Bennett, D. Min. Sunday Services: 8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist Rite I 9:10 a.m. Adult Education 9:30 a.m. Church School 10:00 a.m. Choral Eucharist Rite II Nursery Provided www.standrews-edwardsville.com

ST. THOMAS EPISCOPAL

Immanuel United Methodist Church 800 N. Main Street - Edwardsville - (618) 656-4648

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Journey’s Inn Praise Service 9 am Traditional Worship 10 am • Sunday School 11:15 am

Saturday, May 8th Work Day at Immanuel 8:00 am

Stage 4 p.m. Local bands begin and continue throughout the afternoon 5:30 p.m Air show** (90 minutes) 8 p.m. The B-52s on the Budweiser Main Stage 9 p.m. Fireworks 10 p.m.  Festival Closes ** Dates/times subject to change Following the Fourth of July festivities, the celebration will continue throughout the month of July with the LIVE on the Levee concert series.  A complete line-up of entertainment for both Fair Saint Louis and LIVE on the Levee will be announced in May. Each year community volunteers, Fair Saint Louis staff, the Veiled Prophet Organization, in partnership with the National Park Service and the City of St. Louis work together to promote St. Louis by bringing visitors downtown for the month-long event. The name Fair Saint Louis acknowledges that this event is p ro d u c e d b y S a i n t L o u i s a n s , for Saint Louisans and their guests from all over the world.  If members of the community are interested in volunteering, volunteer applications may be downloaded from the Celebrate S t . L o u i s We b s i t e a t w w w. celebratestlouis.org. 

Summit at School Street, Glen Carbon, IL 288-5620 Fr. Eugene A. Stormer Sunday: Christian Education 9:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist 10:30 a.m. St. Thomas Child Care Center Now enrolling infants through Pre-K Call 288-5697 “Worship in the warm hospitality of a village church.”

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1914 Esic Drive, Edwardsville, 656-0918 “Loving People to Jesus” Mike Pabarcus, Minister Matt Campbell, Youth and Worship Minister Mary Lou Whiteford, Childrens Minister Sunday Schedule: Sunday School for all ages at 9:30 am Worship at 10:30 am Wednesday Schedule: Dinner & Fellowship at 5:45 p.m. Men’s Ministry & Bible Study for all ages 6:45 pm Please see leclairecc.com for more information. Daycare 656-2798 Janet Hooks, Daycare Director leclairecc.com

Lutheran FAITH  EDWARDSVILLE Meeting at GOSHEN ELEMENTARY Tim Bayer, Campus Pastor 618.830.1782 www.faithstl.org Complimentary Cafe @ 10 am Worship @ 10:30 am Kids’ Church & Nursery Available

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People People planner Garden to host Chinese Culture Days Experience traditional Chinese arts, music, culture and cuisine with Chinese Culture Days at the Missouri Botanical Garden, Saturday and Sunday, May 15 and 16 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $5 for children (ages three to 12) and Garden members. Purchase tickets in advance online at www.mobot.org. Festivities begin Saturday at 11 a.m. with a grand parade led by a dazzling 70-foot, 24legged dragon winding through the crowds to dispel bad luck and evil spirits. Traditional martial artists and lion dancers follow, accompanied by gongs and drums, to bring in good luck for the Year of the Tiger of the

Chinese zodiac. The parade will be repeated again at 2 p.m. both days. A host of activities surround the Grigg Nanjing Friendship Garden, also known as the Chinese Garden. The private “Scholar’s Garden” is filled with pavilions, bridges and decorated pavements, affirming the idea that Chinese gardens are built, not planted. These structures reflect the traditional Chinese shan shu—mountain and water—landscape. Stones around a central pool of water symbolize the five sacred mountains in China. Take a guided tour of the Chinese Garden hourly between noon and 4 p.m. Experience lessons in the ancient martial art of T’ai Ji at 1 and 3 p.m. Throughout the day, enjoy tea tastings and Chinese traditional music, played on the ancient pipa and Gu Zheng

instruments. Witness an incredible display of elegant and riveting dance and acrobatics performed by the Shanghai acrobats. For over 40 years, the New Shanghai Circus Troupe has worked to perfect the fine Chinese folk art of tumbling into an international award-winning performance involving both artistry and acrobatics. Performances are held at noon and 4 p.m. at the outdoor Cohen Amphitheater. Hone your home cooking skills with a Chinese cooking demonstration at 2:30 p. m. in the lower level of the Kemper Center for Home Gardening. Visit the outdoor food court, where dumplings, egg rolls, lo mein and other mouth-watering favorites will be available for purchase from local restaurants and Chinese organizations.

A program of regional styles of Chinese fashion and cultures will take place twice daily at 1 and 4:30 p.m. inside the Shoenberg Theater. Seating is limited. Chinese Culture Days admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors (ages 65 and over), and $5 for children (ages three to 12). Garden members are $5; members’ children ages 12 and under are free. Doors open at 9 a.m. with activities from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Purchase tickets online in advance at www.mobot. org/tickets. Trams will not operate during the event. The Missouri Botanical Garden is located at 4344 Shaw Blvd. in south St. Louis, accessible from Interstate 44 at the Vandeventer exit and from Interstate 64 at the Kingshighway North & South exit.

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Edwardsville Quarter Mania Tuesday, May 11th, 2010 @7 pm

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Well… it’s a cross between an Auction, a Raffle & a Home Party!! With New & Discontinued items from Local Direct Sales Vendors will be auctioned off for 1-4 Quarters

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Hosted by: Advocare, Avon, Beauty Control, Brown Bag Party, Finders Key Purse, Pampered Chef, Partylite, Premier Designs, Simply Foo Foo, Southern Living, Tupperware & Tastefully Simply

Don’t forget your Gold!!! We hav e a gold buyer available to purchase all of your broken, unw anted gold for Top Dollar.

Event guests must be 18 or older! Feel free to bring your own treats for your table if you so desire! Remember: Bring Quarters, Limited amounts will be available to purchase.

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“Young Frankenstein” morphs into a musical By DEBBIE SETTLE Of The Edge Mel Brooks is truly a comedic icon of American film. One of his funniest movies ever is now on stage. The new Mel Brooks musical “Young Frankenstein,” a new musical comedy from the creative team of the 12-time Tony Award winning smash “The Producers,” comes to St. Louis for a limited two-week engagement at the Fabulous Fox Theatre May 11 through May 23 for 16 performances only. Tony Award winner Roger Bart will reprise his role as Dr. Frederick Frankenstein and Rye Mullis joins the national tour in the role of The Monster. Some of Mel Brooks most famous quotes give an insight to his comedic timing: “Anybody can direct, but there are only 11 good writers.” “Bad taste is simply saying the truth before it should be said.” “Humor is just another defense against the universe.” Joining Bart and Mullis will be Cory English (Igor) Tony Award nominee Brad Oscar (Inspector Kemp/ Blind Hermit) Beth Curry (Elizabeth), Joanna Glushak (Frau Blucher) and Anne Horak (Inga). The company will also include: Preston Truman Boyd, Stephen Carrasco, Jennifer Lee Crowl, James Gray, Shauna Hoskin, Matthew Brandon Hutchens, Kristin Marie Johnson, Sara Lin Johnson, Melina Kalomas, Amanda Kloots-Larsen, Brittany Marcin, Christopher Ryan, Lara Seibert, Geo Seery, Jennifer Smith, Matthew Vargo and Erick R. Walck. “Young Frankenstein” features a book by three-time Tony Award winner Mel Brooks and three-time Tony Award winner Thomas Meehan and music and lyrics by Brooks. “Young Frankenstein” is directed and

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The cast of “Young Frankenstein” choreographed by five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman. Musical supervision is by Glen Kelly. Based on the Oscar-nominated smash hit 1974 film, “Young Frankenstein” is the wickedly inspired re-imagining of the Mary Shelley classic from the comic genius of Mel Brooks. When Frederick Frankenstein, an esteemed New York brain surgeon and professor, inherits a castle and laboratory in Transylvania from his grandfather, deranged genius Victor Von Frankenstein, he faces a dilemma. Does he continue to run from his family’s tortured past

or does he stay in Transylvania to carry on his grandfather’s mad experiments reanimating the dead and, in the process, fall in love with his sexy lab assistant Inga? Unfolding in the forbidding Castle Frankenstein and the foggy moors of Transylvania Heights, the show’s raucous score includes “The Transylvania Mania,” “He Vas My Boyfriend” and the unforgettable treatment of Irving Berlin’s “Puttin’ On the Ritz.” Released in 1974 to unanimous critical acclaim, the film received two Academy Award nominations, including one for Mel Brooks

and Gene Wilder’s script, also nominated for a Writer’s Guild of America Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. “Young Frankenstein” was also the recipient of the two highest honors accorded films of science fiction: winning The Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation and The Nebula Award, given by The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, for Best Dramatic Writing. Since its release, the film has become part of the national consciousness: in 2000, it was selected as #13 on AFI’s 100 Funniest American Movies of All Time and in 2003, “Young Frankenstein” was chosen for preservation in the Library of Congress National Film Registry. The production team includes three Tony Award winning designers of “The Producers”: three-time Tony Award winning set designer Robin Wagner, four-time Tony Award winning costume designer William Ivey Long and Tony Award winning lighting designer Peter Kaczorowski. Jonathan Deans is the sound designer. “Young Frankenstein” will play the Fabulous Fox Theatre May 11 to 23. Performances are Tuesday to Saturday evenings, 8 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays, 2 p.m.; and Sunday, May 16 at 7:30 p.m. There is also a weekday matinee on Thursday, May 20 at 1 p.m. Ticket prices range from $30 to $72 and are subject to change. Please visit www.fabulousfox.com for current pricing information. Tickets are available at the Fox Theatre box office, all MetroTix outlets, online at www. metrotix.com or by phone at 314-534-1111. Groups of 20 or more may be placed by calling 314-535.2900. “Young Frankenstein” is a U.S. Bank Broadway Series presentation and sponsored by American Airlines.

Band Bio: Split Lip Rayfield By DEBBIE SETTLE Of The Edge You know that you may not be the “local garage band” when you have earned a slot in Wikipedia. Split Lip Rayfield has made their way around the Midwest, including stops at Stagger Inn in Edwardsville. Here is an excerpt from their Wikipedia entry: “Split Lip Rayfield is a band from Wichita, Kan., featuring Kirk Rundstrom (guitar), Eric Mardis (banjo), Wayne Gottstine (mandolin), and Jeff Eaton (bass). Early on, the group’s gimmick was Eaton’s homemade one-string bass, named Stitchgiver, built from the gastank of a 1978 Mercury Grand Marquis and a piece of hickory and strung with one piece of Weedwhacker line. The name “Split Lip Rayfield” was inspired by a real-life person of that name who lived in Eaton’s hometown of Gumbo, Mo., when Eaton was a boy. The trio of Rundstrom, Eaton and Mardis recorded the album “Split Lip Rayfield” in 1998; Bloodshot released it that same year. 1999 saw the release of “In the Mud,” the first album on which the group performed as a quartet. The band’s next album, “Never Make It Home,” also achieved success, as did the subsequent tour. Following the “Never Make It Home” tour, Split Lip Rayfield took a short hiatus so that its members could refocus on family life and side projects. Upon reassembling, the group traveled to New Orleans to make a record with friend and fellow performer Mike West. The resulting disc, “Should Have Seen It Coming,” won critical praise. In 2005, Gottstine left the touring group for personal reasons. The remaining trio continued to tour; however. Gottstine returned in Summer 2006 after Kirk Rundstrom’s cancer diagnosis. Kirk Rundstrom passed away February 22, 2007.” Remaining trio of Mardis, Gottstine and Eaton continue on to rock the way they knew Rundtrom would want them to. For more info on Split Lip Rayfield, visit www.myspace.com/ splitliprayfield.

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Music Tuning in Pat Metheny to visit the Touhill Wo r l d re n o w n e d g u i t a r i s t / composer Pat Metheny will bring his Orchestrion Tour to St. Louis May 8. The performance at the Touhill Performing Arts Center is on Saturday, May 8, at 8 p.m. in the Anheuser-Busch Performance Hall. Metheny, whom The New York Times calls “easily one of the most enterprising jazz musicians of his generation,” recently returned f ro m h i s c r i t i c a l l y a c c l a i m e d European tour for an early April kick-off of his six-week, 37-city North American tour.  These tours are in support of his Orchestrion album, which came out in January on Nonesuch Records and has received critical praise from The New York Times, Associated Press, Village Voice and Billboard, among many other publications.  Orchestrion brings a musical idea from the late 19th and early 20th centuries—a large mechanical multi-instrument device that utilizes actual orchestral instruments of various types, called an “orchestrion”—to the technologies of today.  Metheny’s concept includes a l a rg e e n s e m b l e o f a c o u s t i c instruments—including several pianos, drum kit, marimbas, “guitar-bots,” dozens of percussion instruments and even cabinets of carefully tuned bottles.  T h r o u g h M e t h e n y ’ s g u i t a r and compositional mind, five new original pieces showcase the instruments as they are struck, plucked and otherwise played via the technology of solenoid switches and pneumatics. To see the Orchestrion in action, visit h t t p : / / w w w. n o n e s u c h . c o m / media/videos/pat-methenyintroduces-orchestrion  O v e r t h e c o u r s e o f m o r e t h a n t h re e d e c a d e s , g u i t a r i s t Pat Metheny has set himself apart from the jazz mainstream, expanding and blurring boundaries and musical styles. His record-setting body of work includes 17 Grammy Awards in 12 separate categories; a series of influential trio recordings; awardwinning solo albums; scores for hit Hollywood motion pictures; and collaborations and duets with major artists such as Ornette Coleman, Steve Reich, Charlie Haden, Brad Mehldau and many others.  His band, the Pat Metheny Group, founded in 1977, is the only ensemble in history to win Grammy Awards for seven consecutive releases. Tickets for Pat Metheny are $65 (Gold Circle), $45 and $30.  They are available now at the Touhill Performing Arts Center Ticket Office; online at www.touhill.org;

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or by phone at 314.516.4949. The Touhill’s Ticket Office is located at One University Blvd., St. Louis, Mo. 63121. All St. Louis area students receive a 10% discount on two tickets with their I.D. Group and senior discounts are also available.    The Touhill Performing Arts Center is located on the north campus of the University of Missouri-St. Louis, just 10 minutes from Clayton. (Exit #240 from I70). There is ample free parking, and the UMSL North Campus MetroLink Station is just steps from the Touhill’s main entrance. About the Touhill Performing Arts Center Now in its seventh season of presenting the finest in the performing arts to the St. Louis region, the Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center opened its doors in September 2003. The $52 million facility designed by Pei Cobb Freed and Partners, features the 1,625-seat Anheuser-Busch Performance Hall and the 350-seat E. Desmond and Mary Ann Lee Theater. The not-for-profit Center is the jewel of the University of Missouri-St. Louis campus and is the first impetus and focal point for creating an arts district for students at the University.   About Gold Circle Tickets Introduced in the 2008-09 season to overwhelmingly positive response by patrons, the Touhill offers special perks to audience members with tickets in the Gold Circle.  A limited number of tickets for select performances include closest proximity to the on stage talent; complemented by the privilege of bringing beverages into the Hall, all via a dedicated entry point into the AnheuserBusch Performance Hall. 

Whitaker Music Festival returns It wouldn’t be a summer in St. Louis without music under the stars at the Missouri Botanical Garden! The popular Whitaker Music Festival returns this year with a ten-week lineup of free We d n e s d a y e v e n i n g o u t d o o r concerts, June 2 through Aug. 4. Music begins at 7:30 p.m., with free Garden admission after 5 p.m. Visit www.mobot.org/events/ whitaker for the complete concert schedule. Now in its 17th year, the concert series continues with the tradition of featuring several jazz artists in the month of June. The series d e b u t s o n We d n e s d a y, J u n e 2 with a performance by Denise Thimes, one of St. Louis’ favorite jazz artists. Venerable jazz masters Trio Trés Bien take the stage on June 9, followed by world-class jazz pianist Peter Martin on J u n e  1 6 . L o c a l c e l e b r i t y a n d

singer-songwriter Javier Mendoza offers his unique blend of English and Spanish pop-rock on June 23, with Dawn and the Electro Funk Assembly serving up eclectic jazz and funk on June 30. Branching out into other m u s i c a l g e n re s a s t h e s e a s o n c o n t i n u e s , e n j o y h i g h - e n e rg y rhythm and blues as performed by the Dogtown Allstars on July 7. The name conveys the sounds of FolknBluesGrass, blending American roots music with a modern feel on July 14. Guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Peter Mayer lends his talents to a Beatles tribute by Beyond Abbey Road on July 21. Explore contemporary world music with the Kevin Lucas Orchestra on July 28. The series concludes with a powerhouse blues performance by Gene Dobbs Bradford and the Blues Inquisition on Aug.  4. Whitaker Music Festival concerts will be held outdoors on the lawn of the Cohen Amphitheater, just west of the Climatron® dome on the grounds of the Missouri Botanical Garden. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets. The concert series is the only time of year when picnicking is allowed o n G a rd e n g ro u n d s . Vi s i t o r s are welcome to bring their own picnic supper, baskets or coolers; no barbecue grills or pets. Picnic fare including brisket sandwiches, hot dogs, cheese and grape plates, sno-cones, chips, cookies, beer, wine and soda are also available for purchase on site. The Garden is a tobacco-free campus; smoking is not allowed anywhere, indoors or outside, and visitors will be asked to extinguish or discard tobacco items. Soliciting is not permitted. Wednesday evening admission is free after 5 p.m. Music begins at 7:30 p.m. and last entry is at 9 p.m. The Doris I. Schnuck Children’s Garden also remains open late until 7 p.m. on Wednesday evenings, with free admission after 5 p.m.

The Missouri Botanical Garden is located at 4344 Shaw Blvd. in south St. Louis, accessible from Interstate 44 at the Vandeventer exit and from Interstate 64 at the Kingshighway North & South exit. Free parking is available on-site and two blocks west at the corner of Shaw and Vandeventer. For more information, visit www.mobot.org/events/whitaker or call the recorded hotline at (314) 577-9400. In the event of inclement weather, tune in to WSIE-FM 88.7 for concert updates. The Whitaker Music Festival at the Missouri Botanical Garden is funded by the Whitaker Foundation, which supports St. Louis arts and parks to promote

common heritage, celebrate diversity, and encourage vitality within the community. The Missouri Botanical Garden’s mission is “to discover and share knowledge about plants and their environment, in order to preserve and enrich life.” Today, 151 years after opening, the Missouri Botanical Garden is a National Historic Landmark and a center for science, conservation, education and horticultural display. The Missouri Botanical Garden is located at 4344 Shaw Blvd. in St. Louis, just south of I-44 at Vandeventer-Kingshighway (exit #287B). Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day except Dec. 25

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Music Music calendar **If you would like to add something to our music calendar, email it to theedge@edwpub.net.

Thursday, May 6 • T h e R e v e n t o n e s L I V E , S a n c t u a r i a Wi l d Ta p a s , 4 1 9 8 Manchester, St. Louis, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. • Aqualung, The Duck Room, Blueberry Hill, Delmar Loop • Kim Massie, The Beale on Broadway, St. Louis

Friday, May 7 • Jazz St. Louis All-Stars, Jazz at the Bistro, 3536 Washington Ave., St. Louis • Charlie Wilson with guest Will Downing, The Fox Theatre, 8 p.m. • Leslie and The Badgers, The Duck Room, Blueberry Hill, Delmar Loop • Joe Dirt, Bottleneck Blues Bar, Ameristar Casino, Resort, Spa, St. Charles, Mo.

Saturday, May 8 • Jazz St. Louis All-Stars, Jazz at the Bistro, 3536 Washington Ave., St. Louis

Sunday, May 9 • Open Mic w/Butch Moore, Stagger Inn, Edwardsville, 9:30 p.m. • Mother ’s Day Brunch at Villa Marie Winery, Maryville

Tuesday, May 11 • Kim Massie, The Beale on Broadway, St. Louis

Wednesday, May 12 • Open Mic w/Duct Tape Duo Trio, Stagger Inn, Edwardsville, 9:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 13 • T h e R e v e n t o n e s L I V E , S a n c t u a r i a Wi l d Ta p a s , 4 1 9 8 Manchester, St. Louis, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. • Kim Massie, The Beale on Broadway, St. Louis

Friday, May 14 • Here Come the Mummies, The Pageant, Delmar Loop • Ockums Razor, Voodoo Lounge, Harrah’s, St. Louis, Mo.

Saturday, May 15 • Jordin Sparks w/guest Kate Voegele, The Pageant, St. Louis, 8 p.m.

Sunday, May 16 • Open Mic w/Butch Moore, Stagger Inn, Edwardsville, 9:30 p.m. • St. Louis Rivermen, St. Louis Jazz Club at Doubletree Hotel, 1973 Craigshire Rd., St. Louis, Mo., members $10, non-members $15, students free.

Wednesday, May 19 • Open Mic w/Duct Tape Duo Trio, Stagger Inn, Edwardsville, 9:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 20 • T h e R e v e n t o n e s L I V E , S a n c t u a r i a Wi l d Ta p a s , 4 1 9 8 Manchester, St. Louis, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. • Ray Price, Bottleneck Blues Bar, Ameristar Casino, Resort, Spa, St. Charles, Mo.

Friday, May 21 • “The Music of Miles Davis” with the Legacy Jazz Quintet, Jazz at the Bistro, 3536 Washington Ave., St. Louis

• Bullet For My Valentine, The Pageant, Delmar Loop

Saturday, May 22 • “The Music of Miles Davis” with the Legacy Jazz Quintet, Jazz at the Bistro, 3536 Washington Ave., St. Louis • Martin Sexton, The Pageant, Delmar Loop, St. Louis, Mo.

Wednesday, June 9

Chicks, Busch Stadium.

• The Temper Trap, The Pageant, Delmar Loop, St. Louis, 8 p.m.

Friday, June 25

Friday, June 11

• Michael Buble, Scottrade Center, St. Louis, Mo., 8 p.m.

• Harry Connick Jr., The Fox Theatre, St. Louis, Mo.

Saturday, June 26

Monday, June 14

Sunday, May 23

• The Magnetic Zeros, Dawes, The Pageant, Delmar Loop

• Martin Sexton, The Pageant, Delmar Loop

Wednesday, June 16

Thursday, May 27 • T h e R e v e n t o n e s L I V E , S a n c t u a r i a Wi l d Ta p a s , 4 1 9 8 Manchester, St. Louis, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. • 5-Course Wine Dinner, Villa Marie Winery, Maryville, 7 p.m.reservations required

Saturday, May 29 • Brad Paisley, Darius Rucker, Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, St. Louis, Mo. • Maxwell and Jill Scott, Scottrade Center, St. Louis, Mo.

Friday, June 4 • Styx, Foreigner, Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, St. Louis, Mo.

• D a v e M a t t h e w s B a n d w / Robert Earl Keen, Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, St. Louis, Mo.

Friday, June 18 • Logic “Lies in Hopetropolis,” The Pageant, Delmar Loop, 7 p.m.

Saturday, June 19 • Tim McGraw, Lady Antebellum, Love & Theft, Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, St. Louis, Mo.

Wednesday, June 23 • Tokyo Police Club, The Pageant, St. Louis, Mo., 8 p.m. • Sting w/Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra

Thursday, June 24

• Lynyrd Skynyrd God and G u n s To u r w / B re t M i c h a e l s and 38 Special, Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

Monday, June 28 • The New Pornographers, The Pageant

Friday, July 9 • Jonny Lang, The Pageant, 8 p.m., Delmar Loop

Saturday, July 10 • R E O S p e e d w a g o n , P a t Benatar, Night Ranger, Verizon W i r e l e s s A m p h i t h e a t e r, S t . Louis, Mo.

Saturday, July 17 • Toby Keith, Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, St. Louis, Mo. • Lady Gaga, Scottrade Center, St. Louis, Mo. • Modest Mouse, The Pageant, Delmar Loop, 8 p.m.

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Music Tuning in Jazz St. Louis’ season continues Jazz St. Louis is pleased to announce the concerts scheduled for the 2010 Season. These artists reflect some of the best local and regional talent to complement our internationally re c o g n i z e d J a z z a t t h e B i s t ro series: Date Artist   Cover May 7-8, Jazz St. Louis AllStars, $15 May 21-22, “The Music of Miles Da vi s” wi th th e Le g ac y Jazz Quintet, $15  Show times at 8:30 p.m. and 10:15 p.m., *except for Sunday, F e b r u a r y 1 4 , w h e n t h e re w i l l be only one show at 8:30 p.m. Tickets for all events go on sale at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 8 via all Metrotix locations or through the Jazz St. Louis box office at 314-289-4030.  J a z z S t . L o u i s i s a n o t - f o rprofit 501 (c) (3) whose mission is to lead our community in advancing the uniquely A m e r i c a n a r t o f j a z z t h ro u g h live performance, education and outreach. For more information about Jazz St. Louis, visit www. jazzstl.org.

Ray Stevens returning to Branson Multi-platinum recording a r t i s t , s o n g w r i t e r, t w o - t i m e Grammy winner and Branson legend Ray Stevens returns to t h e t o w n h e h e l p e d p u t o n the map, with the show that audiences have been clamoring f o r ! R a y re t u r n s f o r a s p e c i a l celebration of 50 years in the music business with a six w e e k r u n a t T h e We l k R e s o r t T h e a t re f ro m S e p t e m b e r 1 5 t h t h r u O c t o b e r 2 3 rd . Wi t h o v e r 14 million singles, albums and v i d e o s s o l d i n h i s c a re e r, Ray Stevens brings all of his hits t o t h e We l k R e s o r t s t a g e : from the hilarious “Ahab the Arab”, “It’s Me Again Margaret”, “Mississippi Squirrel” and “The Streak” to h i s n e w h i t “ We T h e P e o p l e ” and the classic “Everything Is Beautiful”. B o r n i n C l a r k d a l e , G e o rg i a , Ray Stevens started playing the piano at 6 years old. He

knew then that music would be his life and he pursued a career that has spanned the entertainment world. In 1 9 6 2 , h e re c o rd e d “ A h a b T h e A r a b ” h i s f i r s t To p 5 h i t . A t the same time, he was living in Nashville, singing and playing on recordings for Elvis Presley, and working with the g re a t C h e t A t k i n s , a s w e l l a s recording for numerous Pop and Country artists of the day. After recording hits including “Harry the Hairy Ape” and “Santa Claus is Watching You”, R a y w a s a l s o b u s y p ro d u c i n g other artists, including a young Country singer named Dolly Parton. In 1970, Ray appeared on The Andy Williams Show, and was asked to be the host for Williams’ summer replacement show on NBC. Ray knew he needed a hit s o n g f o r t h e s h o w, a n d t h e end result of three days spent in his basement writing was “Everything Is Beautiful”, his first #1 hit on the Pop charts, and the song that won him his first Grammy for Male Vocalist of The Year. In 1974, while flying to Los Angeles, Ray read an article about a new fad among college students called “streaking”. Inspired, he jotted down a few notes and when he got h o m e , h e w ro t e “ T h e S t re a k ” , Ray’s second #1 hit on the Pop Charts. For the next 10 years, Ray would record chart-topping hits, including “Shriners Convention”, “Mississippi Squirrel Revival” and “It’s Me Again Margaret”. 1991 brought the opening of his two thousand seat Ray Stevens Theatre in Branson,

Missouri. Considered one of the pioneers of the “Branson Boom”, Ray performed 12 shows a week during the season to over 1.6 million fans. During the next two years, Ray would include his Branson show in his video releases, selling millions of videos worldwide. After 1993, Ray decided to take his show on t h e ro a d , b u t s t i l l o w n e d h i s theatre in Branson, and leased it to other productions. In 2 0 0 4 , h e re t u r n e d t o B r a n s o n and reopened his show for two m o re s e a s o n s , f i n a l l y c l o s i n g at the end of 2005. For years, Branson audiences have asked, “When will Ray be back?” Now, after 5 years, Ray Stevens returns to Branson with all of his hits, all of his l a u g h s a n d w h a t h e p ro m i s e s will be his best show yet. The Ray Stevens Show schedule covers six weeks; September 15th through October 23rd. Performance times: 2 and 8pm Wednesday and Thursday, and 8pm Friday and Saturday. Prices range from $44.00 (elite seating + tax) to $39.00 (adults + tax) and are available by phone at 800-505-9355 or onl i n e a t We l k R e s o r t B r a n s o n . com.

have made the Baldknobbers popular from generation to generation. Wi t h t h a t i n m i n d , t h e Baldknobbers announce they will continue their popular Family Pass for the 2010 season. “Our show has always been about our family entertaining your family! What better way to show how important families are to us than to have a family pass ticket designed to make it affordable for all families to see our show,” said Tim Mabe, show producer and comedian “Droopy Drawers, Jr.”. “Mom, Dad and up to four kids can come ‘laugh out loud’ at the Baldknobbers new show for just $69,” said Tim. Families with two adults and up to four children/students 18 and under are eligible for this pass. “When our kids were growing up, we never just had our kids with us. We always had their friends going along with us. That is thought behind our family pass,” Tim explained.

“Our show appeals to everyone from age 2 to 92. The Baldknobbers have always been known for great traditional country music, but we also add a lot of today’s #1 hits. Our variety appeals all ages!” said Brent Mabe, musical director and second generation Baldknobber. “ We h a v e t h e b e s t c o m e d y team in Branson. Stub Meadows, Hargus Marcel and Droopy Drawers Jr. make all of us laugh every night. Sure they have a script, but you never really know what they are going to do,” Brent said. “Bring your kids to the show, we do!” Tim added. T h e B a l d k n o b b e r s J a m b o re e Show-”The Show That Started It All”-is located on the famed 7 6 C o u n t r y M u s i c B o u l e v a rd in Branson, Missouri, with performances Monday through S a t u rd a y a t 8 p . m . b e g i n n i n g in March and running through mid-December. For tickets and to confirm show times and dates go to www.Baldknobbers.com or call toll free 800-998-8908.

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Movies

QuickGlance Movie Reviews

“Don McKay”

First-time writer-director Jake Goldberger delivers plenty of wicked humor with his “Blood Simple”-style film noir. It works to a degree thanks to the eager cast led by Thomas Haden Church, Elisabeth Shue and Melissa Leo. But the laughs are disjointed as each character one-ups the next with crazier and crazier revelations. Haden Church stars as a lonely janitor reunited with his dying high school sweetie (Shue), with Leo as the woman’s stern, suspicious nurse. Nothing and no one is quite who they seem among this threesome and their odd associates. Goldberger is stingy about revealing anything for much of the way, the movie becoming an endless tease. When the movie finally spills its secrets, they come in a torrent, the story lapsing into silliness just as the suspense is supposedly peaking. The climax remains very entertaining, but it’s more of a film-noir spoof ending that feels too madcap after the long, nearly static setup Goldberger maintained early on. RATED: R for language and some violence. RUNNING TIME: 90 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: Two stars out of four.

“Date Night”

Steve Carell and Tina Fey’s night out is not so much a bad date as a sad date. These are two of the funniest people ever on television, yet this big-screen comedy is a dreary, uninspired waste of their talents — and those of the top-name cast inexplicably appearing in throwaway roles, including Mark Wahlberg, Mark Ruffalo and James Franco. The movie manages the barest glimmers of the droll humor of Carell’s “The Office” and the snappy wit of Fey’s “30 Rock.” Carell and Fey have an easy, affectionate rapport as run-down parents whose big evening out leads to mistaken identity and sets them on the run from crooks. The actors try hard to make it work, but the lowbrow sensibilities of director Shawn Levy (the “Night at the Museum” movies) leave them tottering through painful verbal exchanges, lame stunts and other dreadfully unfunny hijinks. RATED: PG-13 for sexual and crude content throughout, language, some violence and a drug reference. RUNNINNG TIME: 88 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: One and a half stars out of four.

“The Back-up Plan”

This gets sitcommy early and often, and just for good measure, throws in old TV favorites Tom Bosley and Linda Lavin in brief, one-note roles. But regardless of their presence, or that of the appealing (and frequently shirtless) Alex O’Loughlin in his first leading-man role, this is a vehicle for

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Jennifer Lopez, who is front and center and looking flawless at all times. The first time we see her character, Zoe, she’s at the doctor’s office with her feet in the stirrups being artificially inseminated, wearing false eyelashes and perfect lip gloss. In case we couldn’t possibly imagine what she’s thinking, the script from Kate Angelo (a former sitcom writer) offers this helpful voiceover: “Oh, God, I hope this works. I’ve wanted this for so long.” Yeah, it’s like that. Director Alan Poul (who also has a TV background) hits every obvious note, complete with pratfalls, pregnancy cliches and cheesy pop-music cues that signal the characters’ emotions in painfully literal fashion. He also cuts away to Zoe’s adorable Boston terrier for cheap reaction shots so frequently, it could be a drinking game. All these devices are in service of a plot that’s pretty thin. Zoe is prepared to have a baby on her own, only to meet and fall for the hunky Stan (O’Loughlin). Since they get together pretty early, the rest of the movie consists of contrived flare-ups that threaten to keep them apart. RATED: PG-13 for sexual content including references, some crude material and language. RUNNING TIME: 104 min. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: One and a half stars out of four.

“The Secret in Their Eyes”

Murder and love, melodrama and laughter intertwine in this long and winding Argentine film, the surprise winner of the foreign-language Oscar this year. To say that writerdirector Juan Jose Campanella’s movie is all over the place would be unfair, and inaccurate — he shows a sure hand technically, especially in a lengthy, single-take shot that will make you hold your breath. But even that scene, accomplished as it is, seems to come out of nowhere. The performances are what frequently hold the film together when it seems at loose ends, namely from stars Ricardo Darin, Soledad Villamil and Guillermo Francella. “The Secret in Their Eyes” skips back and forth in time between an unresolved 1974 rape and murder and 1999, when a retired criminal court investigator still finds himself haunted by the crime. Darin’s Benjamin Esposito is writing a novel about the case, which inspires him to visit Irene (Villamil), who’s now a judge but was then a young, brilliant colleague for whom he felt a love that also went unresolved. So “The Secret in Their Eyes is a murder mystery — and since Campanella has directed episodes of “Law & Order SVU,” he handles that aspect of the story efficiently — but it’s also a romance, one that gets downright cringe-inducing at times. Still, the commanding Darin has an easy rapport with Villamil, but his interaction with Francella is even more intriguing. A longtime comic actor, Francella plays Benjamin’s long-ago partner, a quick-witted drunk who looks nerdy and buttoned-

down but is actually a total mess. RATED: R for a rape scene, violent images, some graphic nudity and language. RUNNING TIME: 129 min. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: Three stars out of four.

“The Losers”

Deadly only in its dullness, this coma-inducing, comic-bookadapted action flick aims to serve as a placeholder until “Iron Man 2” arrives with the summer’s heavy artillery. That “The Losers” and its ragtag band of Special Forces operatives fail to achieve even that modest goal speaks to the filmmakers’ utter lack of imagination as well as the busy smugness with which they offer their smorgasbord of nothingness. The comicbook source material originated as a “man-crush love letter” to “Lethal Weapon” screenwriter Shane Black. But instead of producing a heady homage to slick, ’80s action movies or a winking salute to Sam Peckinpah and his wild bunch of losers or even a faithful adaptation of a serviceable comic, the filmmakers have watered down the material to the point of irrelevance. RATED: PG-13 for scenes of intense action and violence, a scene of sensuality, and language. RUNNING TIME: 98 minutes. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: One and a half stars out of four.

“Oceans”

Fish that look like rocks — or scarves, or a jeweled brooch, or anything but fish — are among the fascinating underwater creatures that inhabit “Oceans.” This stunningly beautiful documentary is the second in a series from the new Disneynature label, which gave us “Earth” exactly one year ago on Earth Day. Whereas that film followed wildlife across the globe, “Oceans” takes a plunge deep into its waters, with jaw-dropping results. Directors Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud provide a truly immersive experience, without the three-dimensional IMAX effects of the similar — and similarly awe-inspiring — “Under the Sea 3D” from 2009. Having spent seven years working on “Oceans,” including four years gathering footage, they’ve created countless how’d-theyget-that? shots. The narration from Pierce Brosnan can get a bit cutesy at times, but that’s probably to make “Oceans” as palatable as possible for the young viewers to whom much of the film is intended. Like its recent predecessors, “Oceans” also contains a a message about the importance of protecting our underwater expanses and the beings that call them home from pollution and climate change: familiar but, unfortunately, still necessary words to hear. RATED: G. RUNNING TIME: 84 min. ASSOCIATED PRESS RANKING: Three and a half stars out of four.

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Movies “The Back-up Plan” loaded with cliches By CHRISTY LEMIRE Associated Press “The Back-up Plan” gets sitcommy early and often, and just for good measure, throws in old TV favorites Tom Bosley and Linda Lavin in brief roles. But regardless of their presence, or that of the appealing (and frequently shirtless) Alex O’Loughlin in his first leading-man role, this is a vehicle for Jennifer Lopez, who is front and center and looking flawless at all times. The first time we see her character, Zoe, she’s at the doctor ’s office with her feet in the stirrups being artificially inseminated, wearing false eyelashes and perfect lip gloss. In case we couldn’t possibly imagine what she’s thinking, the script from Kate Angelo (a former sitcom writer) offers this helpful voiceover nugget: “Oh, God, I hope this works. I’ve wanted this for so long.” Yeah, it’s like that. Director Alan Poul (who also has a TV background) hits every obvious note, complete with pratfalls, pregnancy cliches and cheesy popmusic cues that signal the characters’ emotions in painfully literal fashion. Of course, Zoe eats chicken and ice cream in bed while reading “What to Expect When You’re Expecting.” He also cuts away to Zoe’s Boston terrier for cheap reaction shots so frequently, it could be a drinking game — and this comes from someone who’s proud to be the human companion to one of these adorable dogs. All these devices are in service of a plot that’s pretty thin. After years of looking for the right guy, Zoe is prepared to have a baby on her own, only to meet and fall for the hunky Stan (O’Loughlin) just as she’s discovered she’s pregnant. Their meet-cute couldn’t possibly be cuter: Both hop into the same New York cab in the pouring rain. And Stan couldn’t possibly be more perfect.

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In this film publicity image released by CBS Films, Jennifer Lopez, center, is shown in a scene from, “The Back-Up Plan.” He’s great-looking, romantic, goofy in a charming way, has just the right amount of roguish facial scruff, and he makes organic cheese at his family’s farm upstate. Organic cheese, people! And somehow, he clearly still finds time to hit the gym. Since they get together pretty early, the rest of the movie consists of contrived flare-ups that threaten to keep them apart. Will Stan freak

out and walk away when he finds out Zoe is expecting? How will he react when he discovers she’s having twins? Will Zoe freak out and walk away from Stan because of her childhood abandonment issues? Will there be a mad dash to the hospital once her water breaks? The answers to these questions are never really in doubt. “The Back-up Plan” actually could

have been helpful in addressing a situation in which so many women find themselves: wanting to be mothers, but unwilling to compromise to be with the wrong man to accomplish that goal. Instead, it presents the fellow members of Zoe’s single mothers’ group as tattooed, fringy freaks hell-bent on home water births and smugly breastfeeding their kids until age 3.

On the other end of the spectrum is Zoe’s wisecracking best friend, Mona (Michaela Watkins of “Saturday Night Live”), a mother of four kids who are constantly running around and screaming. Admittedly, she gets the few funny lines “The Backup Plan” has to offer. Lavin (as Zoe’s Nana) and Bosley (as Nana’s longtime nursing-home fiance) just look embarrassed in their few scenes.

“The Losers” lives up to its name By ROBERT GRUBAUGH Of The Edge Action comedies are all the rage right now. Date Night proved deft at one and not the other. Kick-Ass showed an interesting take on the genre. I have high hopes for a snarky Robert Downey, Jr. in the premiere of next week’s Iron Man 2. And later in the Summer? The Expendables will bring Willis, Stallone, Schwarzenegger, Jason Statham, and Jet Li together in a project that has ‘80s action fans drooling in anticipation. To fill the gap is The Losers, a very terrible movie about a Special Operations team that fights back against a frame-up that smeared their good names. I guess in this regard we could compare it to The A-Team, but that movie doesn’t come out until June. Though I did not favor The Losers, I loved The Losers, the five central characters in this

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story, based on a DC Comics adventure. The men fit a nearly stereotypical archetype, but tread carefully enough to still be extremely likable throughout their increasingly perplexing and over-thought mission. Their field commander, Colonel Clay (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), is gruff and barks orders with a mean, gravelly tone. He has a soft spot for a pretty face and women get him into lots of trouble. He also treats with kid gloves the team’s two younger member: Pooch (Columbus Short), a master of transportations who can drive or fly any contraption made to move people, and Jensen (Chris Evans, the newly-minted Captain America), a technology wizard with a talent for lightningfast overlapping dialogue. Cougar (Oscar Jaenada) is the group’s sharpshooter and specializes is taking out targets, both human and mechanical, from long, long distances. He wears a pretty neat hat and says very little.

His slack is picked up by Roque (Idris Elba), a scarred knife-fighter with a lot of anger problems. He is Clay’s second-in-command, his best friend, and his biggest foe. During a top-secret reconnaissance mission, Clay’s team breaks protocol to rescue twentyfive Bolivian orphans who have been forced into drug-smuggling for a cartel magnate (Peter Francis James). The CIA agent who authorized their original operation, Max (Jason Patric), frames them for villainy, assumes they’re dead, and makes many more clichés that takes action movies down a peg or two. He wears only white suits, sports a single glove to hide a debilitating injury, and kills with simple cynicism. Worst of all, his jokes are so unfunny that they knotted my stomach. Max is far more offensive than any of the terrible James Bond villains that dotted the ‘70s. He’s like Dr. Evil, with lamer lines and a dopier henchman (Holt McCallany).

A vixen by the name of Aisha (Zoe Saldana, late of Avatar) turns their outlook around when she decides to help Clay back into the states for the price of only the madman, Max. She flashes her big brown eyes, an even bigger pistol, and promises to restore their reputation when they get home. The team jumps at the chance, hopeful to see their families again. Pooch’s wife is about to have their first baby and Jensen’s niece’s soccer team - the Petunias - has a big championship game coming up (see the style of humor?) that he’d like to attend. Several bizzare stunts, a series of even more pointless red-herrings, and a doublecross later (one that feels very forced), I left feeling satisfied, but certainly not pleased. ••• The Losers runs 102 minutes and is rated PG13 for sequences of action and violence, a scene of sensuality, and language. Robert’s ranking: one star out of four.

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What’s playing, when and where St. Clair Cinema Fairview Heights Listings for 5/7 through 5/13 The following movies are playing at the O’Fallon Cinema. Call 1-800-FANDANGO Code 2405 for showtimes or visit on the Web at www.wehrenberg.com. ADVANCED SCREENING: Iron Man 2 Fri 5/7: 12:45, 3:45, 6:45, 9:45 p.m. Back Up Plan (PG-13) 1:20, 4:10, 6:40, 9:10 p.m. Sat and Sun ONLY: 11:25 a.m., 1:55, 4:25, 6:55, 9:35 p.m. Date Night (PG-13) 11:10* a.m., 1:30, 3:50, 6:10, 8:30 p.m. (*11:10 showing Sat and Sun ONLY) Death at a Funeral (R) 2:15, 4:35, 6:55, 9:15 p.m. Sat and Sun ONLY: 12:00 p.m. Furry Vengance (PG) 1:00, 4:00, 6:30, 9:15 p.m. Sat and Sun ONLY: 10:55 a.m., 1:35, 4:05, 7:05, 9:20) How to Train a Dragon (PG) 1:00, 3:30, 6:05, 8:35 p.m. Sat and Sun ONLY: 11:15 a.m., 1:40, 4:05, 6:30, 8:55 p.m. Kick-Ass (R) 1:05, 3:50, 6:35, 9:20 p.m. Sat and Sun ONLY: 11:00 a.m., 1:40, 4:20, 7:00, 9:40 p.m. Nightmare on Elm Street (R)

11:20 a.m.*, 1:40, 4:25, 7:00, 9:30 p.m. (*11:20 a.m. Sat ONLY) Losers (PG-13) 11:30 a.m. (Sat ONLY) 1:50, 4:15, 6:40, 9:05 p.m. Iron Man 2 (PG-13)2:45, 5:45, 8:45 p.m Sat and Sun ONLY: 11:45 a.m. O’Fallon 15 Cinema O’Fallon Listings for 5/7 through 5/13 The following movies are playing at the St. Clair Cinema. Call 1-800-FANDANGO Code 2404 for showtimes or visit on the Web at www.wehrenberg.com. SPECIAL: Letters to Juliet Sunday 5/9 4 p.m. SNEAK PREVIEW SPECIAL: Iron Man 2 Combo 5/6 Thursday, 9:30 p.m. ADVANCE SCREENING Iron Man 2: Friday 5/7: 10:30 a.m., 1:20, 4:10, 7:00, 9:50 p.m. Iron Man 2 (PG-13) 10:00, 11:00, 11:30 a.m.; 12:00, 12:50, 1:50, 2:20, 2:50, 3:40, 4:40, 5:10, 5:40, 6:30, 7:30, 8:00, 8:30, 9:20, 10:20, 10:50*, 11:20* p.m. (*10:50 and 11:20 p.m. showings Fri and Sat ONLY) Clash of the Titans 3D (PG-13) Fri-Tues: 11:25 a.m., 1:55, 4:25,

6:55, 9:25, 11:55* p.m. (*11:55 p.m. showing Fri and Sat ONLY) Date Night (PG-13) 10:50 a.m., 1:10, 3:40, 6:05, 8:25, 10:50* p.m. (*10:50 p.m. showing Fri and Sat ONLY) Death at a Funeral (R) 11:05 a.m., 1:20, 3:35, 5:50, 8:05, 10:20 p.m. Nightmare on Elm St. (R) 11:30 a.m., 12:35, 1:50, 2:55, 4:10, 5:15, 6:30, 7:35, 8:50, 10:00, 11:10* p.m. (*11:10 p.m. showing Fri and Sat ONLY) Kick-ass (R) 11:05 a.m., 1:45, 4:25, 7:05, 9:00, 9:45 p.m. Last Song (PG) 11:10 a.m., 1:40, 4:15, 6:45, 9:15, 11:45* (*11:45 p.m. showing Fri-Sat ONLY) How to Train a Dragon 3D (PG) 11:20 a.m., 1:45, 4:20, 6:50, 9:15, 11:40* p.m. (* 11:40 p.m. Fri-Sat ONLY) Losers (PG-13) 11:15 a.m., 1:35, 3:55, 6:15, 8:35, 11:00* p.m. (*11:00 p.m. showing on Fri-Sat ONLY) Oceans (G) Daily 11:50, 2:15, 4:30, 6:45 p.m. Back Up Plan (PG-13) Fri-Tues: 11:10 a.m., 1:40, 4:15, 6:55, 9:30, 11:55* p.m. (*11:55 p.m. Fri-Sat ONLY) Furry Vengeance (PG) 12:00,

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Travel Spending your summer in southern Illinois By DEBBIE SETTLE Of The Edge The Tourism Bureau of Southern Illinois is celebrating its 25th anniversary in style by offering chances to win trips around the region. The bureau has always worked hard to provide as much information about the southern Illinois area to inform travelers and vacationers of what is going on in the area. To find out the rules and how to get an entry form, visit their site at www.thetourismbureau. org or call 800-442-1488. Although a number of trips have been awarded, there are still trips to be won. Click on “Top 25 Spots” and scroll to the bottom to find the online entry form. Following is a list of the many great events going on : May-06 through May-08-2010-IHSA Bass Fishing Tournament Carlyle Lake (618)5942468 The 2nd Annual High school competition will feature teams from all over Illinois. Spectators can tour vendor exhibits and visit the food booths while waiting for the weighins each day. May-08, 2010 Lewis & Clark “Departure Days” Bicycle Ride (314) 416-9930 Pedal alongside the river-route taken by Lewis & Clark. Choose route options of various lengths on flat to rolling terrain with some moderate hills on the longer routes. All routes are on roads. May-08-2010 Mother/Daughter Spring Tea and Luncheon at His Best Bed & Breakfast (618) 539-3665 Luncheon for women of all ages. Advance reservations required. 11:30 a.m. May-08-2010 Village Wide Rummage Sale in Beckemeyer (618) 227-8331 Maps located at Casey’s in Beckemeyer. 8am-? May-09-2010 Annual Mother’s Day Dinner, Knights of Columbus Hall (618) 853-2616 Annual Buffet Dinner on Mother ’s Day. Proceeds benefit Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital and Human Service Center, Red Bud. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. May-09-2010 Mother ’s Day Brunch, LauNae Winery (618) 282-9463 Advanced tickets required. Nice casual dress. 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. May-09-2010, Mother ’s Day Brunch (618) 336-5700 Delicious Mother ’s Day Brunch Buffet with piano music by Jerry Simonds. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May-14-2010 through May-16-2010 Art on the Square (618)416-3390 The No. 1 Fine Art Show in the Nation (ranked by ArtFair Source Book) is back with 100 artists displaying and selling their work. All media are represented, so there’s something for every art lover’s taste. May-14-2010 through Apr-16-2010 Fairview Heights Homecoming (618)397-4428 three-day festival featuring carnival rides, vendors, hot foods, cold beverages, live entertainment and games. Parade on Saturday. May-15-2010 UMO Ensemble “Zen Tales” SIUE (618) 650-5774 In the past 23 years, UMO Ensemble has become known as one of the most innovative, compelling and critically acclaimed performance companies based in the Pacific Northwest. May-15-2010 Annual Community Wide Yard Sale Steeleville (618) 965-3134 Over 100 yard sales. Maps available at City Hall and First National Bank. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. M a y - 1 5 - 2 0 1 0 t h ro u g h M a y - 1 6 - 2 0 1 0 Belleville Flea Market Belle Clair Expo Center (618) 233-0052 Over 600 tables and 300-400 vendors selling antiques and collectibles and merchandise. Both old and new. Indoor/ outdoor year-round. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

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M a y - 1 5 - 2 0 1 0 t h ro u g h M a y - 1 6 - 2 0 1 0 Randolph County PIG Party Steeleville (618) 965-3136 Competition BBQ Cook-off. Live Music, Beer, Craft Fair 6 p.m.-midnight. May-16-2010 “Shop With A Cop” Annual Car and Motorcycle Show Fairview Park Plaza Shopping Center (618) 532-6787 Annual Charity Car-Truck-Motorcycle Show. Three awards per class. Food and evening entertainment. 8 a.m.-midnight. May-16-2010 Kids Day Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site (618)346-5160 Hands on activities for children of all ages: arrowhead making, Indian games, pottery making, identifying animal tracks and furs, corn grinding, spear throwing with an atlatl and more. May-21-2010 through May-23-2010 Treasure Chest Arts & Craft Show Gateway Center (618) 345-8998 Featuring crafts from American Craftsmen. Fri. 3 p.m.-8 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May-21-2010 through Aug-13-2010 Peanut Butter and Jam Festivals (618) 654-3721 Enjoy your lunch hour on the historic downtown Square. Both kids and adults will enjoy the free outdoor entertainment, PB & J sandwiches and popcorn. Other lunch time favorites are available for sale. May-21-2010 Voices in the Church with Joyce Rupp at National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows (618) 394-6270 Joyce Rupp will present a retreat. You may attend Friday night only, Saturday program only, or combine Friday and Saturday. Registration requested. Fri. 7 p.m.- 9 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. May-22-2010 Cohen Mansion Coffee Event , The Cohen Mansion (618) 826-5465 1. Enjoy art at its finest by the Mississippi River Art Guild. 2. Steel yard art(original works)for sale, 3. Art for empowerment May-22-2010 Nature/Culture Hike Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site (618)346-5160 three-mile hike led by an archaeologist and a naturalist. 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. May-22-2010 Hoyleton Sporting Clay Challenge World Shooting and Recreational Complex (618)493-7575 May-23-2010 Berry Bicycle Ride and Strawberry Festival (314) 416-9930 You can have your cake and eat it too on this bicycle ride that returns to the annual St. Jacob Strawberry Festival. Enjoy a pleasant pedal through the countryside with several route options for families. May-23-2010 St. Jacob Strawberry Festival St. Jacob Township Park (618) 644-2142 The St. Jacob Strawberry Festival is a one-day event sponsored by the St. Jacob United Church of Christ, featuring fabulous strawberry desserts - food and drink - entertainment. May-25-2010 Aquinas Roundtable Lecture Series National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows (618) 394-6270 Faculty members from Aquinas Institute will lead this lecture series of different faith topics with discussion following. For a complete series schedule check online at snows.org/roundtable. May-27-2010 through May-30-2010 Odin Sesquicentennial and Fireman’s Picnic (618) 775-8401 Carnival, fireworks, car show, tractor show, quilt show, parades and more. May-28-2010 through May-29-2010 26th Annual Bonifest (618)656-6450. M a y - 2 8 - 2 0 1 0 t h ro u g h M a y - 2 9 - 2 0 1 0 Maeystown Homecoming (618) 458-6957 Food will be served both days, ice cold beer and other refreshments, rides for kids, games for kids and adults. Big parade Saturday, starting at 6 p.m. Washer tournament Sat. at 2pm,

Duck race and more. May-28-2010 through May-30-2010 Nashville Lions Club Maifest Baseball Diamonds (618) 327-8042 Slo-pitch softball tourney with live musical entertainment, food, beverages, family entertainment. 6pm-midnight. May-29-2010 through May-30-2010, Carlyle Sailing Association Leukemia Cup Regatta Carlyle Lake (314)968-3654. May-30-2010 Maifest Metter Park (618) 2815393 German Maifest, with German music, beer and food. May-30-2010 Avenue of Flags (618) 2830832 All day long display of hundreds of flags throughout the city. May-31-2010 The Great Pizza Bicycle Ride (314) 416-9930 This classic Memorial Day ride features quiet country roads across the Illinois prairie. After the ride return to Breadeau Pizza for all-you-can-eat pizza and drinks for an additional charge. May-31-2010 through Sept.-03-2010 Troy Family Summer of Fun Tri-Township Park (618) 667-8769 Every Friday evening between Memorial and Labor Day an event (movie or concert) will be presented at the Tri-Township Park. May-31-2010 The Great Pizza Bicycle Ride Millstadt City Park (314) 436-1324 This classic Memorial Day ride features quiet country roads accross the Illinois prairie. After the ride return to Breadeaux Pizza for all-you-can-eat pizza and drinks for and additional charge. June-01-2010 Glen Carbon Homecoming (618) 288-1200 Glen Carbon, listed by CNN Money as one of the top 100 places to live, was noted for “strong community spirit that’s especially evident during the town’s annual Homecoming Festival.” June-03-2010 through June-05-2010 21st Annual Illinois State H.O.G. Rally Regency Conference Center. June-03-2010 through Oct.-28-2010 Swansea Farmers Market (618) 558-1397 Weekly farmers market that sells fresh produce (fruits and vegetables), honey, meat and organic food. Some fresh baked goods and many local craft vendors. Every Thursday night. June-04-2010 through June-13-2010 Ainad Shriners-Southern Illinois Circus-44th Annual Belle Clair Fairgrounds, Monroe Co. Fairgrounds, American Legion Park, Marion Co. Fairgrounds, Ill S (618) 874-1870 Circus, animal, rides, food, entertainment, world class acts-thrills and chills for all ages, family fun, affordable. Showtimes vary. June-05-2010 Lebanon City-Wide Garage Sale Lebanon (618) 537-8420 Over 60 private garage sales throughout the city. Maps offered at the visitors center. 8 a.m. til ??. June-05-2010 through Jun-06-2010 Jakey in June-BBQ contest (618) 644-5666 BBQ contest, food and drinks, dance, etc. Sat. 6 p.m.midnight; Sun. noon-4 p.m. J u n e - 0 5 - 2 0 1 0 t h ro u g h J u n e - 0 6 - 2 0 1 0 RCHS Rendezvous/Open House at Creole House (618) 826-2667 Guided tours of 1800 Creole House, National Register of Historic Places Site, French American Transitional Architecture. 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. June-052010 through June-06-2010 International Horseradish Festival Woodland Park (618) 3442884 For over two decades, the Horseradish Festival has celebrated the multi-faceted and vastly under-utilized spicy member of the mustard family and brought people from around the midwest and the country. June-05-2010 through June-06-2010 Shriners Circus Belle Clair Expo Center (618) 2330052 Two hours of thrills and chills, featuring

clowns, aeriacists, acrobats, trained animals, highwire artists, tigers and elephants. Sat. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sun. 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. June-05-2010 2nd Annual USO of Missouri, Inc. Mud Run Mid America Airport (314) 4297702 5K Cross Country Mud Run Race. Bring your duct tape and run the 5K muddy course. $25 pre-registration, $30 day of registration, $100 Team of five, pre-registration, $150 team of five day of registration. June-05-2010 Carlyle Sailing Assn. Visitors Day (314) 842-0782 A day of sailing on various classes of sailboats, followed by other activities. Pre-registration is required. Sailing lessons offered at a later date. Noon-6 p.m. Jun-05-2010 Ice Cream Walk (618) 632-4164 Walk through the city of Mascoutah and sample ice cream from a dozen stores and vote for your favorite. 8 a.m.- 3 p.m. June-05-2010 Play At The Park Prairie du Rocher Community Park (618) 284-7308 Games, food and prizes for kids of all ages in conjunction with rendezvous activities at Fort de Chartres and village parade. 3 p.m.-8 p.m. June-05-2010 Belleville doll, toy, bear, dollhouse and miniature show. Belle Clair Expo Center (618)233-0940 Old and new dolls, toys, teddy bears of all kinds. Dollhouses already made or kits. Miniatures of all kind for your dollhouse. Featuring over 60 dealers and 150 tables at the 28th Annual Event. 9:30 a.m. Jun-05-2010 B.A.R.K. 2010 Paw Festival Melvin Price Memorial Park Pledge walk with prizes, pet contests, silent auction, games and prizes, pet photography, DJ and live band, caricaturist, raffles, food and drink and much more! June-05-2010 through June-06-2010 3rd Annual Metro East Cycling O’Fallon Grand Prix Bicycle Race (618)624-8603 Saturday’s events begin at 8 a.m. with a Kid’s Bike Rodeo then following at 10 a.m. is the Kid’s Bike Race. The O’Fallon Grand Prix/Illinois State Road Races starts at 11 a.m. On Sunday the criterium race is held. June-09-2010 through Aug.-18-2010 Party At The Park Prairie du Rocher Community Park (618) 284-7308 Live music of different styles performed every other Wed. night throughout the summer. Great food, fun & entertainment. No charge to public, although, donations are gratefully accepted. 6 p.m. 8:30 p.m. J u n e - 11 - 2 0 1 0 t h ro u g h J u n e - 1 3 - 2 0 1 0 Schweizerfest (618) 514-1116 Highland’s homecoming is the celebration of our Swiss heritage. At the Schweizerfest, visitors enjoy activities, rides, entertainment and food in addition to parades both Saturday and Sunday nights. June-11-2010 through June-13-2010 BCDC Softball Tourney (618) 227-8331 22 team double elimination men’s softball tourney. Fri. 7 a.m.-noon; Sat. 10 a.m. to 1 a.m.; Sun. 11 a.m.- 6 p.m. Jun-11-2010 through Jun-12-2010 Route 66 Festival Edwardsville City Park (618)6927538 The popular festival celebrating Edwardsville’s place on the historic Mother Road! June-12-2010 Annual Edwardsville Trap Shooting Classic for People with Disabilities Edwardsville Gun Club (618 )439-9111 Registration at 10 a.m. Trap Shooting until 3 p.m. Bring your shotgun, shells are provided free of charge. There will be shotguns available if you do not have one. June-12-2010 National Marina Day West Access Marina 618-594-2461

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Travel Travel briefs Seattle tourist ’Duck’ rides roll despite arson

amphibious vehicles. Shortly before 1 a.m. firefighters put out the fire in a second-floor office. Damage is estimated at $70,000. Police arrested a 50-year-old man for investigation of arson. Police say he’s an employee of the business who admitted

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle tourists can “Ride The Ducks” Tuesday, despite a fire at the business near the Space Needle where guides offer land and water tours of the city in

setting the fire. He told police he had been chased by two men from his apartment. He says he took shelter in the office where they cut the phone line and attempted to break in. He says he set the fire to set off an alarm to bring help. Police say the phone line was not cut. They say drugs may be a factor in the case.

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Travel Travel briefs Cruise line CEO looking favorably at Alaska market S E AT T L E ( A P ) — H o l l a n d America Line is going to look far more favorably at bringing more vacationers to Alaska now that the state’s passenger head tax has been reduced, the president and CEO of the company said Monday. The Seattle-based cruise line has long since decided how many ships to devote to Alaska this year and next. But CEO Stein Kruse said pro-business actions this year by Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell and the state Legislature “will certainly be a positive influencing factor” as the company makes its deployment decisions for 2012. “I can’t say right here and today what we will do because those decisions haven’t been made, but I can tell you that it’s a far more positive outlook than it has been for the last couple of years,” Kruse said. He spoke in an interview with The Associated Press on the bridge of the Holland America liner MS Amsterdam, which made a halfday call in Seattle as it wraps up a world cruise. Kruse stopped by to visit with Capt. Olav van der Waard and crew members of the 1,380-passenger ship, which next week begins a series of 14-day cruises from Seattle to Alaska. A few hours before adjourning last week, Alaska lawmakers passed a bill to lower the state head tax from $46 a passenger to $34.50. The measure was heavily pushed by Parnell and was key to a settling a federal lawsuit filed by the Alaska Cruise Association against the state. The association has blamed state regulations and tax costs for the expected loss of three ships and

about 142,000 passengers this season. Cruises are booked far in advance, and Kruse said figures indicate the total Alaska business will be down about 16 percent to 17 percent this year. He said that when 2010 deployment decisions were made two years ago, the recession was less a factor than Alaska’s business climate. “Alaska went through the hoops of trying to make it complicated for businesses like ours to operate up there,” he said. Holland America will have eight ships on Alaska runs from Seattle and Vancouver, British Columbia, one more than in 2009, and 149 total departures from the two cities. Next year it will deploy seven ships making 125 total departures. S e a t t l e ’ s c ru i s e b u s i n e s s i s growing, with a record 223 port calls scheduled this year, five more than in 2009. Much of that stability has been at the expense of Vancouver as cruise lines seek to cut costs. The Port of Seattle says cruise ships and passengers account for $425 million in annual business revenue for the region and nearly $19 million annually in state and local tax revenues.

Warfare museum to open in Indianapolis Saturday INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A new museum dedicated to teaching 20th century military history and honoring veterans opened recently this weekend in Indianapolis. The Museum of 20th Century Warfare will display artifacts and uniforms from all branches of the military from 1910 through

Operation Desert Storm in Iraq. A model of the USS Indianapolis, which was sunk by Japanese torpedoes during World War II, also will be displayed. Veterans and uniformed re-enactors will be available to answer questions. Entrance to the museum is free, but admission to the park is $5 for Indiana residents and $7 for out-ofstate residents.

Armani hotel opens in Dubai’s Khalifa tower DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A luxury hotel crafted by designer Giorgio Armani opened Tuesday as the first landmark tenant in the world’s tallest skyscraper. The 160-room Armani Hotel Dubai is a welcome bit of good news for Dubai’s leaders after the troubled debut of the more than half-mile (828-meter) Burj Khalifa in January. An elevator malfunction forced a two-month closure of the spire’s observation deck — the only part of the tower open to the public. The Italian designer was on h a n d f o r Tu e s d a y ’ s o p e n i n g ceremony, which was delayed a week because of travel chaos from the Icelandic volcano. He said his goal was to build a comfortable and stylish hotel that would leave an impression. “I wanted something very important, something to be remembered,” Armani said, dressed in a dark T-shirt and white trousers. “Something not just for the present, but beyond.” Armani was joined by the chairman of Burj Khalifa’s developer Emaar Properties, which has a partnership to open more

Armani-branded hotels, including the next one in Milan. They have not disclosed financial details of their partnership. Armani’s Dubai outpost stretches from the base of the spindly, metaland-glass Burj through the eighth floor, then skips some two dozen stories before continuing on floors 38 and 39. It includes multiple restaurants, a spa and an outdoor swimming pool. Dubai’s newest five-star hotel is the first part of the 2,717 foot (828 meters) Burj Khalifa to open to the public since the 124th-floor observation deck welcomed its first visitors in January. The lookout unexpectedly shut down a month after the opening when an elevator malfunctioned. Emaar never disclosed details of what happened, which it attributed to unexpectedly high traffic and electrical problems. The deck quietly reopened earlier this month. The Burj Khalifa rises more than 160 stories, though the exact number of habitable floors is not known. Much of the building remains empty as work continues inside. Armani’s hotel will soon have competition. Rival Italian fashion house Gain Versace SpA plans to open its own luxury hotel in Dubai later this year. Its claim to fame: an

artificially cooled beach designed to keep sunbathing guests from getting too uncomfortable in the Gulf’s scorching summer heat.

Seeing the sights can earn Nebraska vacationers prizes LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Folks vacationing in Nebraska can win prizes if they see enough of the sights this summer. The state Travel and Tourism Division has come up with the Nebraska’s Byways Passport Program. Twenty-seven attractions are listed on a souvenir passport. These locations across the state also are where travelers can pick up the passport and start playing. Tourists receive a stamp at each stop. At the end of the trip, visitors send in a tear-out sheet from the passport. If the passport has nine stamps, travelers get a Nebraska Byways T-shirt; 18 stamps, a digital photo frame; and 27 stamps, a flip video camera. All players will be entered in a grand prize drawing for a laptop computer, to be drawn in October. For a list of participating sites, go to http://www.visitnebraska. gov.

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Fort de Chartes – a walk back in time By DEBBIE SETTLE Of The Edge Fort de Chartes State Historic Site is located near Prairie du Rocher. The site is the last of three 18th Century forts that were erected near the Mississippi River, by France’s colonial government. From 1720 to 1763, French administration of the Illinois Country was centered at the forts. Fort de Chartres State Historic site also preserves the archaeological remains of the earlier wooden forts and is managed by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency. After years of wear from the elements, the fort was partially rebuilt and is what remains today for visitors to enjoy. The north wall, complete with bastions and gatehouse, contains musket ports and embrasures for cannons. An exceptionally popular event is the annual Rendezvous’ at the fort. Be sure to mark your calendars for the 40th Annual Rendezvous at Fort de Chartres on Saturday, June 5 and Sunday, June 6. The rendezvous is a recreation of the traditional French fur trapper’s holiday of the Eighteenth Century, and is one of the oldest and largest events of its kind in the United States. Join with the buckskinners, militiamen, artisans and entertainers as they celebrate life in the shadows of the great fortress known as Fort De Chartres. Information about how to participate in this primitive camping event as a rendezvous participant can be found at www.ftdechartres.com, then click on the box “40th Annual Rendezvous.” 40th Rendezvous schedule as follows: Events scheduled for both Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. Opening ceremony and posting of colours

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W. Malcolm Duncan, Drum Major 10:30 a.m. The String Connection, Prairie du Rocher’s own Traditional Music Group (stage No. 1) 11 a.m. The Peacocks Band -Traditional Music (stage No. 2) French Marines of Fort de Chartres Drill (on the parade ground) 11:30 a.m.: Great River Fife and Drum Corps, of Godfrey. (On the parade ground) Noon: Dr. Theophratus von Gerlach -The Future of 18th Century Medicine (stage No. 2) 12:30 p.m.: The Booneslick Strings - Traditional Music (stage No. 1) 1 p.m.: The Living History Re-enactors Fife and Drum Corps (on the parade ground) 1:30 p.m. Tippecanoe Ancient Fife and Drum Corps, of Lafayette, Ind. (On the parade ground) 2 p.m.: 18th Century Military Tactical Demonstration with a Native Parley (on the rifle range) 3 p.m. 42nd Royal Highlanders Band of Pipes, Fifes and Drums of West Lafayette, Ind. (On the parade ground) 3:30 p.m. The Peacocks Band -Traditional Music (stage No. 2) 4 p.m.: The String Connection, Prairie du Rocher ’s own Traditional Music Group (stage No. 1) 4:30 p.m. Retreat Ceremony Both Days The Peacocks Band, the Booneslick Strings, the Prairie du Rocher La Guiannee Society (traditional French New Years Song), and the Lewis and Clark Fife and Drum Corps will perform periodically at various locations throughout both days. The Primitive Lifeways Area will feature bow building demonstrations, native food ways, and daily life skills. Cannon firing demonstrations occur on the hour. There

will be working oxen demonstrations periodically both days located east of the Fort. Competitions both days 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Rifle Aggregate and Smoothbore Competition (rifle range) 10 a.m. to noon: Primitive Archery Competition Noon to 2:30 p.m.: Knife and Hawk Throw Competition 3 p.m. Skillet Toss Competition presented by the Ladies of the Fort de Chartres Marines. This competition is open to all female participants and visitors. (kife and hawk throw area) Saturday, June 6: 9 a.m. Officer’s call - all military units (Commandants Quarters int the Guard’s House) 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.: A dance for event participants and visitors will be held inside the Fort. Music provided by Booneslick Strings. Sunday, June 7 8 a.m.: Mass at stage No. 1; Protestant Service at Stage No. 2 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.: La Grande Cannon Fusillade (The Big Cannon Shootout) The Historic Creole House in downtown Prairie du Rocher will be open for tours on Saturday and Sunday, June 6 and 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be a “Garden Walk” special event at the Pierre Menard Home State Historic Site from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on June 7. The event will feature the herb garden at this historic site. The Pierre Menard Home is located near Ellis Grove. The rendezvous is open to the public and is free of charge. There will be items for sale, however. Fort de Chartres State Historic Site is located four miles west of Prairie du Rocher on Illinois Highway 155. The site, administered by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, is open for free public tours.

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The Arts

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Theatre group will close out Arts and Issues By JULIA BIGGS Of The Edge

T a l e s May 6, 2010

The 25th anniversary season of SIUE Arts & Issues comes to a close on May 15 when UMO Ensemble presents Zen Tales. This Seattle based theatre ensemble promises to stir the human spirit and incite the imagination as UMO monk clowns tell ancient Zen and Sufi stories through live music, masks, puppets and laughter. The UMO (Unidentified Moving Objects) Theatre history begins more than 20 years ago by a company committed to an ensemble of performers who create and compose their own productions. A creative process rooted in physical theatre, the ensemble’s basis for the creation and development of new works is made through improvisations in movement, character, vocalizing and writing. UMO Ensemble has created more than 20 original works for theatre and their material reflects a diverse range of style. Elizabeth Klob, UMO executive artist and director, explained that UMO Ensemble

was a “physical theatre.” “We use acrobatics, storytelling, mask, music – highly physical storytelling,” Klob said. The SIUE performance, Zen Tales, is one of “over 2,000 shows in the 22 plus years of UMO’s repertoire. This one in particular, not only are we revisiting it, we’re actually reworking it,” Klob said. “So we’re actually improving it, and making it a much more exciting show.” Zen Tales is based upon several ancient Zen, Sufi and Buddhist teaching stories that are then told through the eyes of European red nosed, monk clowns. ”It’s a funny show, and it’s very family friendly,” Klob said. “There are masks and aerial work and aerial tissue – kind of akin to what Cirque du Soleil does – we have aerial rope, a little bit of juggling, martial arts, acro-balancing. There’s stuff happening all over the place. So it’s basically this journey but told with these crazy clowns and it’s funny, it’s sweet and moving at times. There’s a lot of incredible physical feats in it as well.” Although UMO Ensemble has such a large

repertoire of shows to select from, Klob noted what she enjoyed most about the popular Zen Tales. “I think it’s episodic in nature in that they are vignettes,” Klob said. “I feel like it really does offer something for everyone. It’s just that every moment of the show offers a new opportunity to kind of engage in the theme. If for whatever reason, the first story doesn’t gel with you or speak to you, two minutes later you’ve got a new story, a new viewpoint or a different set of clowns giving you a different story. There are all these little different vignettes that weave together, and it’s kind of a visual feast.” C a t c h t h e U M O E n s e m b l e Z e n Ta l e s performance at either 2 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. on May 15 at the SIUE Dunham Hall Theater. Seating is limited. Tickets for the “UMO Ensemble Zen Tales” may be purchased online at www.siue. edu/artsandissues/ General admission is $27, SIUE staff, retirees, alumni or seniors 65 and older are $25 and student tickets are $13. If you have any questions, e-mail Grant Andree at gandree@ siue.edu or contact the Fine Arts Box Office in Dunham Hallat 650-5774.

Above and at left are two views of the UMO performing Zen Tales. Photos by Larry Montgomery for The Edge.

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The Arts What makes Grand Center so grand? Take the Museum and Gallery Art Walk to find out By DEBBIE SETTLE Of The Edge Even if you are not an art lover, the spring weather mixed with the ambiance of Grand Center is certainly reaspm enough to take in the Museum and Gallery Art Walk. Grand Center is the arts and entertainment district located in Midtown St. Louis. It is home to more than 30 arts organizations that demonstrate the depth and diversity of the city’s cultural life. The district hosts more than 1,500 cultural events and welcomes over 1.5 million visitors annually. Grand Center ’s artistic renaissance began with the restoration of Powell Symphony Hall and the Fabulous Fox Theatre and continues today with the growing vitality of commercial and residential development, the addition of more cultural institutions, galleries and dining establishments as well as serving as the home for two of the area’s premiere large scale cultural events, the annual “Dancing in the Street” festival and “First Night – St. Louis” Grand Center ’s world-class art museums and galleries open their doors from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, May 14, for the annual spring art walk in Grand Center. Visitors are welcome to explore the district’s finest displays of visual art, check out the newest and old favorite dining establishments and enjoy lively music and street performers. The evening is capped off with a special outdoor screening of the cult classic “Basquiat,” by Julian Schnabel, at 8:30 p.m. on the grassy lot next to the Bruno David Gallery at 3721 Washington Blvd. Sixteen galleries and museums are participating in the art walk including The Arthur and Helen Baer Visual Arts Galleries, Bruno David Gallery, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, Cardinal Ritter Gallery, Craft Alliance in the Kranzberg Arts Center, Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, Historic Samuel Cupples House and Gallery, Level 2 Gallery at Pius Library, the Moto Museum, Museum of Contemporary Religious Art, Pace Framing/The PSTL Window Gallery, The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, Saint Louis

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University Museum of Art, Schmidt Contemporary Art, Sheldon Art Galleries and the Vaughn Cultural Center. Collectively they will be showcasing more than 26 different exhibitions. As a bonus, visitors will receive a passport and can collect gallery passport stamps, one for each gallery they visit, which can be redeemed for giveaways and discounts at participating restaurants such as Triumph Grill, KOTA Wood Fire Grill and the new City Diner at the Fox. Each visitor will receive his or her own passport, entitling him or her a chance at the grand prize at the end of the evening. (Participants need not be present to win as long as the contact information is legibly filled out.) Local jazz/funk favorite Treble Clef Pallete will be performing in Strauss Park (across from the Fabulous Fox Theatre), keeping the beats flowing for those passing through or hanging around the park. Additionally, street performers will be “sprinkled” throughout the district, including musicians, a stilt walker, face painters, graffiti artists and flower stands. Even more, a free shuttle will circulate the district

inviting visitors to hop on and off to help them hit all of the exhibits on their “to-see” lists. “Grand Center is truly a playground of the arts, and we love this opportunity to show off our venues and invite people to revel in all facets we have to offer. How rare to be able to enjoy exhibit after exhibit from world-renowned galleries and art institutions in a lively, convenient, after-hours setting,” said Kelly Weber, director of events, theaters and marketing for Grand Center Inc. “Our plan is that visitors enjoy a leisurely, yet stimulating, evening of entertainment both inside and out.” The Art Walk in Grand Center is free and open to the public. Visit www.grandcenter.org for more information. Other events coming to Grand

Center this sumer include: Thursdays @ The Intersection: June 10, 17, 24 and July 1, 8, 15; 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Beginning Thursday, June 10, and continuing each consecutive Thursday through July 15, Grand Center, at the intersection of Grand and Washington boulevards in Strauss Park, kicks up the pace of activity within the district with a creatively themed evening of live and interactive entertainment, each centered around one of the many arts specialties found among the district’s venues and organizations. From dance to set design, the written word to visual arts, theater to costume design, each Thursday will include a performance of live music and highlight a different creative theme to engage visitors. Thursdays @ The Intersection not

only captures the theater and dining crowds typical of a Thursday night, but it invites those who don’t have theater tickets or dinner reservations to come and enjoy a summer evening in Grand Center, packed with live music, visual displays and demonstrations, and participatory activities. Just a few of the District partners collaborating on this creative series include the Sheldon Concert Hall, Jazz St. Louis, the Saint Louis Symphony Organization, Circus Flora, Studio STL, Craft Alliance, and the Black Rep. Dancing in the Street, Sept. 25, 2010, The fourth annual Dancing in the Street festival on Sept. 25, marks the end of summer and the beginning of the always-exciting fall arts season in Grand Center. Organizers are now accepting applications for individual dancers, troupes and performance artists for this year ’s festival. Applications, including a DVD must be submitted by May 14, and participants will be notified of their acceptance by Aug. 20. To submit a performance application, please contact Rachel Beatty at (314) 289-1517 or rbeatty@ grandcenter.org. All applications will be reviewed by a selection panel. Visit www.grandcenter.org for more information.

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The Arts Artistic adventures Grand Center Arts Academy now enrolling The time is now for St. Louis parents to enroll their children in the Grand Center Arts Academy, the first and only performing and visual arts charter school in the state of Missouri. For the first year only, the tuitionfree charter school, located at 711 N. Grand Ave. in the heart of the thriving, vibrant arts center of the region, Grand Center, will be accepting 225 students for grades 6 and 7 on a first-come, first-served basis. Enrollment will be conducted by a lottery system for all subsequent years. Students eligible to attend must be residents of the city of St. Louis or residents of St. Louis County and eligible to attend St. Louis Public Schools under the voluntary transfer program. All applicants will meet with Principal Lynne Glickert as part of the acceptance process. Once a student is accepted, he or she is guaranteed a spot in the Academy through high school graduation. The Academy will start with grades 6 and 7 this year and add a grade each subsequent year through grade 12 in 2015. Enrollment will be capped at that time at 750 students. After the 2010/2011 school year, students will be accepted by a lottery system. “We are trying to encourage parents to act now to enroll their children, because this is the only year that students can be guaranteed a spot,” said Glickert. “And once a student has been accepted, he or she stays with us through high school graduation.” Developer Steve Smith of the Lawrence Group has begun renovations for the school, which is located in the former Beaux Arts Building (across from Powell Symphony Hall) and will include 100,000 square feet and seven floors of classroom and studio space. In addition to providing a rigorous academic program including science, math, social studies and English, the school will offer world-class training in music, theater, visual art and dance. Students will have access to several performing and visual arts studios, a theater, digital arts room, photography studio, and keyboard laboratory. Along with its academics and arts, the performing arts school will focus on the core values of social justice and community. “Our goal is to foster well-rounded, talented students with a keen sensitivity to the world around them and send them well prepared into the next stage of their lives,” said Glickert. The middle and high school will offer access to some of the regions most esteemed institutions, including artist-in-residence partnerships with neighboring theaters, studios, music halls and galleries such as

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Powell Symphony Hall, the Fox Theatre, Craft Alliance, the Black Rep, Circus Flora, Jazz at the Bistro, the Contemporary Art Museum, the Sheldon Concert Hall and the Grandel Square Theatre, just to name a few. Sponsored by Saint Louis University, the Academy will be operated by the nonprofit American Quality Schools (AQS), under the Confluence Academy Board. American Quality Schools currently manages 13 successful charter schools in Chicago and northern Indiana. The organization is also opening a charter school in south St. Louis City, in the Carondelet neighborhood. The school day will run from 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. GCAA will partner with local agencies to provide childcare for parents that need extended day service. Breakfast and lunch will be served every day. Prices for these meals have not yet been set but will be comparable to surrounding public school district meal programs. Call 314-289-1501 or 314-533-1791 or email info@grandcenterartsacademy. org for more information about the Grand Center Arts Academy.  

Muny announces 2010 season The Muny in Forest Park announces its 2010 summer line-up! For more information about The Muny and the 2010 productions, call (314) 361-1900 or visit www.muny. org. The shows and dates are as follows: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast June 21-30 (Extended to 10 magical performances!) Titanic, The Musical July 5-11 Damn Yankees July 12-18 Cats July 19-25 The Sound of Music July 26August 1 Footloose August 2-8 Show Boat August 9-15 “I think we’ve got a season with some great variety,” commented Denny Reagan, President & CEO of The Muny. “We have two Broadway musicals that are making their Muny debut, Titanic–The Musical and Footloose. There are good shows for young people, strong dance shows, and a few of the classics that never grow old.” New Season Tickets go on sale on Saturday, March 27, and Single Tickets will be available on Saturday, June 5. “We’re very excited about our 2010 season,” Reagan said. “We’ve held 2010’s prices at 2009 levels–no price increase on any ticket. And to make it even better, Interstate 64 is now open.” The Muny is now taking reservations for group sales, offering at 20% discount for groups of 20 or more. Call Diane at (314) 361-1900 ext. 308. For more information or to

purchase gift cards, call (314) 3611900 or visit www.muny.org.

Unique St. Louis art on display at the Arch Jefferson National Expansion Memorial will host a special exhibit from St. Louis artist Sheila Harris at the Old Courthouse now through Aug. 22. Created especially for the memorial, the exhibit consists of nearly 40 watercolor paintings of buildings that once stood on the Arch grounds. Harris’ “portraits” of buildings depict structures from several generations of the city’s architectural history illustrating how the landscape on the riverfront evolved over time. The paintings are grouped based on four historic and stylistic eras on the riverfront. In addition, each portrait will include maps showing the buildings’ original locations, architectural fragments from the buildings, interpretive text and an artist’s statement. Harris, a St. Louis native, taught art at Rosary High School for 36 years. The exhibit is curated by her sister, NiNi Harris, a local historian and the author of nine books on St. Louis history, architecture, city neighborhoods and the Gateway Arch. While the exhibit is on display at the Courthouse, Harris will discuss and demonstrate her technique during several scheduled appearances. A schedule of the appearances can be found online at www.nps.gov/jeff. NiNi Harris will also present a

historical play based on the exhibit during its run. NiNi offers that the exhibit will “expand in a different media the riverfront story and bring to life the fact that there was once a wonderful collection of buildings there ranging from simple to ornate and from modest to grandiose. We have been so very fortunate in St. Louis, for we tore down a great collection of buildings, but got a great sculpture (the Gateway Arch) and landscape in their place. This is very rare in history and is one of the points I hope the exhibit will demonstrate.” This exhibit is possible due to the generous support from Jefferson National Parks Association.

CUTC to present “Beauty and the Beast” The stage musical adaptation of one of Disney’s greatest full-length animated features, “Beauty and the Beast,” will open at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 6, and continue with five more performances through Sunday, May 9, all on the mainstage in SIUE’s Katherine Dunham Hall. The lovely music of Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, with book by Linda Woolverton based on the Disney animated film, comes to life on the stage in this hit Broadway musical adaptation. All the great Disney characters will be onstage—Cogsworth, the talking grandfather clock; Lumiere, the debonaire candlestick; his girlfriend, Babette the featherduster; Mrs. Potts, the friendly teapot; her son, Chip, the teacup, and, of course, the

lovely Beauty who is held captive by the ferocious Beast in his enchanted castle. In addition to the title song, hit Broadway tunes from the staged version include the showstoppers Be Our Guest and Human Again, as well as Gaston and Something There. The show is directed by Laura Barnard with musical direction by Robert Valentine. Tickets are $12; senior citizens and students, $10; and are available by calling (618) 670-8030 or through e-mail: schfu55@gmail.com. Call inadvance for group purchases. Do not contact the SIUE Fine Arts box office for tickets or show information. Curtain’s Up Theater Company is support in part by a grant from the Fox Performing Arts Charitable Foundation in St. Louis.

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The Arts Artistic adventures Kemper Museum puts photography in focus Over the last several years, the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum has built an exceptional collection of works by an international array of contemporary artists who both examine and expand the parameters of traditional photography. For these artists, photography is not a single, rigidly defined discipline or practice, but a versatile medium that can be filtered through a wide range of artistic processes and used to address a wide range of aesthetic questions and concerns. From May 7 through July 26, the Kemper Art Museum will showcase this collection in Focus on Photography: Recent Acquisitions. Organized by assistant curator Karen Butler, the exhibition will feature more than 100 pieces by more than 20 artists, ranging from historical figures who helped define early photographic standards to contemporary photographers working within what art historian George Baker has termed “photography’s expanded field.” Taken together, these artists offer a lens through which to address the question: What is photography today? The earliest works on view a re ro o t e d i n p h o t o g r a p h y ’ s documentary tradition. Edward Curtis sought to record and preserve the culture of disappearing Native American tribes, yet he also was deeply influenced by aesthetic conventions — the portrait, the pastoral landscape — borrowed from traditions of painting. This dichotomy reflects the complex n a t u re o f e a r l y 2 0 t h - c e n t u r y photography, which frequently negotiated between scientific instrument and artistic endeavor. Conversely, in artfully staged portraits such as Picasso, Cannes (1955), Lucien Clergue consciously attempted to supplant the painted portrait with a photographic image capturing the individual’s psychological essence. The work of artists such as Andy Warhol and Louise Lawler would further transform our understanding of the photographic image, radically undermining it’s apparent promise of objective knowledge or truth. Warhol, who lived life both through and for the camera, is represented by a large group of working Polaroids and black-and-white snapshots, the latter of which portray personal and public activities but, paradoxically, reveal very little about Warhol himself. Lawler, meanwhile, is represented by Not Yet Titled (2004/05), a recent example from a long line of photographs that investigate the life of artworks after they leave the studio and enter the public domain. These figures set the stage for a vast array of artists whose varied

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forms of critical engagement define the state of photography today. In Ecrivain public / Public letter writer, Rafaèle Decarpigny (2007), Sophie Calle uses photography to explore questions of subjectivity and identity, creating an unconventional portrait out of the response of one woman, a professional letter writer, to an upsetting email that Calle received from a boyfriend. Questions of identity also inform Christian Jankowski’s series Poster Sale (2005), which depicts 40 Washington University students posing with images they had selected to decorate their dorm rooms, thus allowing viewers to glimpse the ways popular culture contributes to the construction of individuality. In Untitled (Pollock/Titian) #4 (1984/2005), Andrea Fraser deploys photography as a form of institutional critique by juxtaposing and then re-photographing slides of well-known paintings by two renowned male artists. Wolfgang Tillmans, in Wald (Briol II) (2008), addresses the issue of photographic representation head-on by photocopying his own photograph, of a man walking through a forest, rendering it dark, flat and blurry. Tillmans then scanned, enlarged and printed the photocopy again, this time as a singular image, thus placing it somewhere between a photograph and a unique artwork. Rounding out the exhibition will be recently acquired works by Howard French, David Goldblatt, Doug Hall, Ulrike Kuschel, Sharon L o c k h a r t , A l e n M a c We e n e y, Abelardo Morell, Simon Nieweg, George Rousse, Georgina Starr and John Stezaker. Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum T h e M i l d re d L a n e K e m p e r Art Museum, part of Washington University’s Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, is committed

to furthering critical thinking and visual literacy through a vital program of exhibitions, publications and accompanying events. The museum dates back to 1881, making it the oldest art museum west of the Mississippi River. Today it boasts one of the finest university collections in the United States. Focus on Photography: Recent Acquisitions will open with a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, M a y 7 , a n d re m a i n o n v i e w through July 26. Both the reception and exhibition are free and open to the public. The Kemper Art Museum is located on Washington University’s Danforth Campus, near the intersection of Skinker and Forsyth boulevards. Regular hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays; and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. The museum is closed Tuesdays. For more information, call (314) 935-4523 or visit kemperartmuseum.wustl. edu.

“Jurassic Bugs” invade Butterfly House Enormous, ancient creatures are invading the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House in Chesterfield this year! See life-size replicas of prehistoric arthropods, explore displays of their living relatives and learn about how these animals have changed over millions of years when the “Jurassic Bugs” exhibition crawls i n t o t o w n , S a t u r d a y, M a y  1 through Sunday, Oct. 3. Hours through Memorial Day are 9 a. m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday (closed Mondays); from M e m o r i a l D a y t h ro u g h L a b o r Day, open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The exhibition is included with

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Butterfly House admission. Fossil records indicate that some animals were enormous as compared to today’s specimens. Encounter five of these oversized species taking up temporary residence inside the central exhibit hallway. S e e B ro n t o s c o r p i o , a m e t e rlong scorpion that shared its environment with giant c o c k ro a c h e s t h a t w e re o v e r a foot long! View the enormous d r a g o n f l y, M e g a n e u r a , a n d giant millipede, Arthropleura, which thrived during the Pennsylvanian Period about 300 million years ago. Also on display is the largest arthropod p re s e n t l y k n o w n , P t e r y g o t u s , a f e ro c i o u s t e n - f o o t - l o n g s e a scorpion from the Silurian Period. These prehistoric bugs will join the permanent residents of the Butterfly House: living beetles, roaches, tarantulas, spiders, scorpions and other insects and arachnids. Compare these smaller creatures of today to their larger prehistoric relatives to learn how they have evolved over eons. Insects and other arthropods a re f a r o l d e r t h a n d i n o s a u r s ; arthropod fossils in the form of primitive millipedes and scorpions date back to 450 million years ago. Amber, o r f o s s i l i z e d t re e re s i n , i s a n important source of information about the history of these c re a t u re s , p ro v i d i n g c l u e s i n the form of preserved insects (whole or in parts), pollen and other small specimens. Examine some of these important fossil records on display that date back to nearly 70 million years ago.  Delve deeper into the world of prehistoric critters with Jurassic Bugs Family Days. Drop-in anytime from 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

on the last Saturday of June, July, August and September to explore ancient arthropods and the living insects of today through games, activities and crafts geared for children ages six to 12. The Butterfly House is wellknown for its flying creatures, featuring an 8,000-square-foot tropical conservatory with m o r e t h a n 1 , 0 0 0 b u t t e r f l i e s in free-flight, representing a p p r o x i m a t e l y 8 0  s p e c i e s from around the world. Learn more about the history of the Lepidoptera, the large order of insects that includes today’s butterflies and moths, which first a p p e a r e d a r o u n d 1 6 0  m i l l i o n years ago. The Butterfly House also offers a variety of classes for youth of all ages interested in expanding their exploration of the natural w o r l d . To b ro w s e a c o m p l e t e lineup of programs, visit www. mobot.org/classes. The Butterfly House is located a t 1 5 1 9 3  O l i v e B l v d . a t F a u s t Park in Chesterfield, Mo., accessible from Interstate 64 at exit #19B. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p. m. Tuesdays through Sundays (closed Mondays); Memorial Day to Labor Day, open 9 a.m. to 5 p. m. daily. The last ticket is sold 30 min. prior to closing each day. Admission is $6 for adults (ages 13 to 64), $4.50 for seniors (ages 65 and over), and $4 for children (ages three to 12). C h i l d re n a g e s t w o a n d u n d e r and Missouri Botanical Garden members are free. F o r m o re i n f o r m a t i o n , v i s i t www.butterflyhouse.org or call (636) 530-0076. The Butterfly House is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) and a division of the Missouri Botanical Garden.

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Dining Delights Martha helps keep Emeril on the right path By MARY FOSTER Associated Press Writer

a core group of people who are very loyal to him and put them in his restaurants.” There was no problem giving up the rights to the 15 cookbooks he has written, Lagasse said. Or products, like “Emeril’s Kicked Up Seafood,” his essences and rubs, sauces and salsas, his cookware, cutlery, tableware and textiles, apparel and gifts. “I don’t have any regrets,” he said. “The experience with Martha Stewart has been delightful. She’s a smart lady and a hard worker. My little bit just fits into a corner of her empire, and I’m happy to be there.” Lagasse’s troubles started when Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans in 2005, flooding 80 percent of the city and forcing a complete evacuation of residents. The storm damaged his three restaurants — Emeril’s, NOLA and Delmonico’s — and destroyed Lagasse’s Mississippi home. “What a tough time,” said L i n q u e s t . “ We s p e n t e a s i l y a million dollars getting the restaurants back in shape. And overnight a third of the revenue of the company disappeared.” T h e re w e re a l s o u n i n s u re d losses like $650,000 in wine at Delmonico’s and $550,000 in wine at NOLA. And even though Emeril’s was reopened in early October 2005, and NOLA a few weeks later, Delmonico’s was closed for over a year because of damage to the building. In the deal with Stewart, Lagasse retained his 13 restaurants that dot the landscape from Las Vegas to Pennsylvania, each an obvious labor of love. Sitting in his namesake restaurant in New Orleans, in his crisp, white chef ’s coat with

“Emeril’s” stitched in green over his heart, his winning smile quick, the conversation ebullient. It’s hard to imagine that Lagasse feels more comfortable in any other setting. He’s not sure if he wants more restaurants in his chain, however. He says he turns down 40 to 50 proposals a year. “I’m finally off the roller coaster ride I’ve been on for 35 years,” said Lagasse, who has two grown daughters, a 7-yearold-son and 5-year-old daughter. “ I f y o u ’ re n o t c a re f u l , y o u can put yourself in a situation where you have no time for your family,” he said. Not that Lagasse’s schedule will be light. He visits each of his restaurants regularly, and when he’s in one, he’s in the kitchen cooking. “Emeril has this magnetic type personality, he’s easy to talk to and he talks easily,” said Ella Brennan, the grande dame of the Brennan family restaurants, who hired Lagasse in the ’70s at New Orleans’ famous Commander ’s Palace. “It’s part of what makes his restaurants so welcoming, and it’s certainly what makes him such a popular television personality.” Lagasse’s new Sirius radio show, “Cooking with Emeril,” takes calls and features various guests. He did it from Emeril’s in New Orleans as part of the 20th anniversary, interviewing people who helped him start h i s e m p i re , a n d p e o p l e f ro m his foundation, which benefits everything from summer camps for kids to cooking training. L a g a s s e a l s o h a s p a r t n e re d with Allen Brothers Steaks to launch Emeril’s Red M a r b l e S t e a k s . T h e p ro d u c t s ,

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Nearly 20 years after Emeril Lagasse begged, borrowed and scrounged every penny he could to open his own restaurant, the celebrity chef worried it was all slipping away. Lagasse’s 17-year run on t h e F o o d N e t w o r k w a s o v e r. Hurricane Katrina had caused at least a $1 million loss to his three New Orleans-based restaurants and cut his profits by a third. B u t j u s t w h e n t h i n g s w e re looking bleakest — Bam! — Martha Stewart kicked it up a notch and the 50-year-old Lagasse is back. “She showed up at a tough time when I thought the whole ship might be going down,” Lagasse said during a recent interview. “Basically, what I have now is a business partner.” He also has a string of s u c c e s s f u l re s t a u r a n t s , a n e w television program, regular appearances in Stewart’s magazines, and has a 10cookbook publishing deal (the third of which will be released in June). Martha Stewart Living O m n i m e d i a , t h e N e w Yo r k based media and merchandising company founded by the domesticity maven, in 2008 bought the rights to Lagasse’s franchise of cookbooks, television shows and kitchen products from him for $45 million in cash and $5 million in stock. The final price could rise to up to $70 million. “Maybe it didn’t save me, but it sure gave me some breathing room and got the banks off my back,” Lagasse said. Stewart said she has admired Lagasse since before he opened his first restaurant, and credits him with helping take food television mainstream. “ H i s re m a r k a b l e t a l e n t s i n 307 Bargraves Blvd., Troy • 667-7901 the kitchen and his high-energy exuberance delight and inform,” she said. “He made television EVERYDAY SPECIALS - All-You-Can-Eat cooking programs mainstream, MONDAY thru FRIDAY from 11 A.M. - 9 P.M. opening the category to new Served with Soup or Salad, Potato & Vegetable audiences and proving that Fried Walleye . . . . . . . . . . . .$6.99 cooking is something everyone Fried Chicken. . . . . . . . . . . . $6.99 BBQ Ribs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $6.99 Shrimp Basket . . . . . . . . . . .$6.99 can enjoy.” Spaghetti or Mostaccioli . . . .$6.99 Despite his astounding success, Chicken Tenders . . . . . . . . . $6.99 Carry-outs Not Available on above items Lagasse, who celebrated the 20th Served with Soup or Salad, Garlic Bread anniversary of opening his first ITALIAN Lasagna . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$6.99 restaurant this month, said the DELIGHTS Fried Chicken (2 pcs.) & Fettucine Alfredo . . . . . . . . . . . .$6.99 restaurant business is fraught MONDAY Spaghetti and Ravioli Combo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$6.99 with peril, and a big blow can Chicken Parmesan . . . . . . . . . $6.99 . Beef Tortellini . . .$6.99 thru topple even the most carefully Fried Chicken & Spaghetti . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$6.99 FRIDAY built achievements. Fettucine Carbonara (with Bacon) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$6.99 11 A.M. - 9 P.M. Spaghetti with Meatball . . . . . . $6.99 . Chesse Ravioli . .$6.99 “It takes a lot more than good cooking to make a restaurant a s u c c e s s , ” s a i d E r i c L i n q u e s t , BREAKFAST 2 Egg Ham & Cheese Omelet, Hashbrowns & Toast . . . .$3.99 president of Emeril’s corporation, SPECIALS Gyro Omelet, Hashbrowns & Toast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$4.99 2 Pancakes & Bacon . . $3.49 2 French Toast & Bacon .$3.49 who has been with Lagasse from All Day Sirloin Steak, 2 Eggs, Hashbrowns & Toast . . . . . . . . . . .$4.99 the start. “You have to watch MONDAY 2 Eggs, Hashbrowns & Toast. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$2.99 thefts, food that’s not used, all 1 Biscuit & Gravy, 2 Eggs & Hashbrowns . . . . . . . . . . . . .$3.99 thru kinds of expenses. Part of his 1 Pancake, 2 Eggs & Hashbrowns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$3.99 FRIDAY 1 French Toast, 2 Eggs, Hashbrowns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$3.99 success is that Emeril has built

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event. T h e H e p l e r B r o o m FirmBelievers team is selling purple sling bags for $7 each. T h e b a g s a re n y l o n a n d h a v e a pocket for your phone on the strap. They are $7 for 1 or 2 for $12. To purchase one, contact Pattie at 314-480-4193 o r v i s i t w w w. R e l a y F o r L i f e Edwardsville/Glen Carbon.com. GOLF SCRAMBLE!! Hosted by St. John’s WOW Team May 15, 2010 at the American Legion Course Food and giveaways!! $50 per person For more information, please contact: Joann at joannmarti1@hotmail. com. The Relay For Life team Do it for Hans will be selling sno cones to raise funds at the annual Glen Carbon, Timberwolfe Estates subdivision garage sale on April 23 and 24. First Clover Leaf Bank is selling a cookbook called, “Cooking for a Cause.” Their employees have compiled over 250 recipes. The cookbook sells f o r $ 1 0 a n d c a n b e p u rc h a s e at any of our 4 locations: 300 St. Louis Street, 2143 S. Route 157, 6814 Goshen Road, Edwardsville, or 1046 E. Madison St, Wood River. We will also have cookbooks on hand at any event that First Clover Leaf Bank hosts, including at Relay. To register a team or get more information about Relay For Life of Edwardsville/Glen Carbon, please call the American Cancer Society at 800.227.2345 or visit www.cancer.org.

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Reservations Suggested

656-0281

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or

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Dining Delights Joe’s Crab Shack Fairview Heights 2 1/2 stars Great fun, but for the price and what you get, not really a bargain. Wait staff sing and dance and very casual dining. Alfonzo’s Maryville 3 1/2 stars Food is awesome, especially the tomato basil pizza and their bread bites. Prices are a bit higher than you would expect to pay for a pizza dinner. Good for families with kids,

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they can play in the arcade while you are waiting on the food, just bring your wallet. Chevy’s Fresh Mex O’Fallon 4 1/2 stars One of my personal favorites, love their fresh salsa and chips. Also love their chicken fajita nachos. Portions are large and prices are very reasonable. Service has been great every time. Lone Star Steak House O’Fallon

4 stars Great steaks, seafood and chicken. Salads are good, i n c l u d i n g t h e i r Te x a s R a n c h dressing. Of course they have “bloomin’ onions” and peanuts to munch on while you wait for your food. Fun atmosphere. Wasabi Edwardsville 4 stars Okay, I admit that I hesitantly give this four stars as I am not a lover of Sushi, nor am I an expert of Sushi. But, I have eaten their

Shrimp Tempura, and have tasted some of their other dishes, all of which are very good. But those I went with love Sushi and claim that theirs is awesome. Service was very good and helpful. Buffet City Edwardsville 3 stars Huge selection of food. Chinese selections, American selections, both hot and cold. Some really good, some not so much. Dinner prices a little high i f y o u a re g o i n g a s a f a m i l y. Good service.

Finn Inn Grafton 3 stars Fun ambiance with fish tanks built into the wall. Watch the fish while you eat. Lots of fish dishes, sandwiches, daily specials, etc. Good fish sandwich. Good service. Johnson’s Corner Alton 3 1/2 stars They have best pork tenderloin sandwich in the world. Everything else is okay, but you won’t pay much. Service is fair.

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Model

Year Price Stock#

Dealer

Phone

ACURA 3.2TL

2003

$14,200 6631

A4 A4 A4 A4 A4 A6 A6 A8 A8 L Q7 S4

2008 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2006 2006 2004 2007 2004

$23,950 $25,950 $24,950 $23,950 $22,950 $29,950 $23,950 $31,950 $26,950 $40,950 $27,950

Continenta

2007

Call

Underwood Motors

314 645 7654

AUDI 8519 116036-1 8447 8517 8450 8477 8479 8445 8417 8333 8499

Dean Team Volkswagen Dean Team Volkswagen Dean Team Volkswagen Dean Team Volkswagen Dean Team Volkswagen Dean Team Volkswagen Dean Team Volkswagen Dean Team Volkswagen Dean Team Volkswagen Dean Team Volkswagen Dean Team Volkswagen

877-258-2931 877-258-2931 877-258-2931 877-258-2931 877-258-2931 877-258-2931 877-258-2931 877-258-2931 877-258-2931 877-258-2931 877-258-2931

BENTLEY 8413

Dean Team Volkswagen

877-258-2931

BMW 3 Series 7 Series X5

1999 2007 2008

Call 8478-2 Call 8543 $44,950 8461

CENTURY Enclave LaCrosse LaCrosse LaCrosse LeSabre LeSabre Lesabre LeSabre Lucerne Lucerne Park Avenu Rainier Regal Rendezvous

1994 2009 2009 2007 2006 2005 2004 2004 2002 2007 2006 2003 2004 1995 2002

$1,995 $32,274 $16,995 $15,900 Call $13,995 $12,295 $6,977 $8,944 $19,995 $15,995 $8,995 $10,900 $4,444 $7,700

ALLANTE C/T CTS HI CTS CTS CTS CTS CTS CTS CTS-V DEVILLE DeVille Deville DTS DTS Escalade Escalade Escalade STS STS

1992 2005 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2005 2005 2004 2003 2007 2006 2007 2007 2003 2005 2005

$12,000 Call $27,990 $26,994 $21,900 $19,944 $13,995 $13,000 $24,995 $14,057 $12,500 $13,800 $27,995 $19,900 $41,900 $34,900 $15,995 $17,500 $13,900

Avalanche Aveo AVEO Blazer Camaro Camaro Cavalier Cavalier Cavalier L COBALT Cobalt Cobalt COBALT Cobalt Cobalt Cobalt Cobalt Cobalt Colorado Colorado Colorado Equinox Equinox

2007 2009 2009 1998 2010 1997 2003 1996 2004 2009 2009 2009 2008 2008 2008 2008 2007 2005 2008 2008 2007 2008 2006

$28,990 $11,995 $9,985 $4,995 $35,795 Call $5,777 $3,295 Call $11,995 $11,777 Call $13,575 $11,995 $11,444 $9,995 $11,995 $6,990 $16,900 $14,995 $13,995 $19,777 $12,944

Dean Team Volkswagen Dean Team Volkswagen Dean Team Volkswagen

877-258-2931 877-258-2931 877-258-2931

BUICK 606652 B2470 B2484 5201A 1395A 19464A K9065A Y292B 72733 K537A T2115A 4562 6793 R1619 6810

Car Company of Freeburg Bob Brockland Buick GMC Bob Brockland Buick GMC Beiermann Buick Pontiac GMC Beiermann Buick Pontiac GMC Steve Schmitt Buick GMC Bob Brockland Buick GMC Bommarito Volkswagen of St Loui Four Flags Motors Pontiac Buick Jack Schmitt Ford Lincoln Mercur Bob Brockland Buick GMC Beiermann Buick Pontiac GMC Underwood Motors Four Flags Motors Pontiac Buick Underwood Motors

618 539 7004 877-396-5065 877-396-5065 877 691 9016 877 691 9016 866 257 3408 877-396-5065 866 377 3110 866-438-1169 866-515-4038 877-396-5065 877 691 9016 314 645 7654 866-438-1169 314 645 7654

CADILLAC 6697 P1022A 5567 143028 6821 R1572 15117 6799 6808 P1029A 6801 6613 K668A 6826 6787 6786 6777 6761 6827

Underwood Motors Victory Lane Ford Jack Schmitt Chevrolet of Wood Four Flags Motors Pontiac Buick Underwood Motors Four Flags Motors Pontiac Buick Ackerman Toyota Underwood Motors Underwood Motors Victory Lane Ford Underwood Motors Underwood Motors Jack Schmitt Ford Lincoln Mercur Underwood Motors Underwood Motors Underwood Motors Underwood Motors Underwood Motors Underwood Motors

314 645 7654 866 576 3845 866 682 8906 866-438-1169 314 645 7654 866-438-1169 866 853 6063 314 645 7654 314 645 7654 866 576 3845 314 645 7654 314 645 7654 866-515-4038 314 645 7654 314 645 7654 314 645 7654 314 645 7654 314 645 7654 314 645 7654

CHEVROLET

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5537 5562 B9130 5225B 19238A 1212W Y458 5891 K348A 107521 Y484 4582 P1557 15176 R1615 B2432 19248A 2012-1 4566 T2085A 5535 Y485 161907

Jack Schmitt Chevrolet of Wood Jack Schmitt Chevrolet of Wood Victory Lane Ford Beiermann Buick Pontiac GMC Steve Schmitt Buick GMC Beiermann Buick Pontiac GMC Bommarito Volkswagen of St Loui River City Auto Sales Jack Schmitt Ford Lincoln Mercur Car Company of Freeburg Bommarito Volkswagen of St Loui Beiermann Buick Pontiac GMC Royal Gate Dodge of Columbia Ackerman Toyota Four Flags Motors Pontiac Buick Bob Brockland Buick GMC Steve Schmitt Buick GMC Jack Schmitt Chevrolet of Wood Beiermann Buick Pontiac GMC Bob Brockland Buick GMC Jack Schmitt Chevrolet of Wood Bommarito Volkswagen of St Loui Four Flags Motors Pontiac Buick

866 682 8906 866 682 8906 866 576 3845 877 691 9016 866 257 3408 877 691 9016 866 377 3110 866 641 3179 866-515-4038 618 539 7004 866 377 3110 877 691 9016 877-223-2703 866 853 6063 866-438-1169 877-396-5065 866 257 3408 866 682 8906 877 691 9016 877-396-5065 866 682 8906 866 377 3110 866-438-1169

Model

Year Price Stock#

Dealer

Phone

Model

Year Price Stock#

Dealer

Phone

Equinox EQUINOX Express HHR HHR HHR HHR LT Impala Impala Impala Impala Impala Impala Impala Impala Impala K1500 TAHO MALIBU Malibu Malibu Malibu Malibu Malibu Malibu Monte Carl S-10 S10 S10 SILVERADO SILVERADO Silverado Silverado Silverado Silverado Silverado Silverado SILVERADO Silverado Silverado Silverado Suburban Suburban Tahoe Tahoe Tracker TrailBlaze TrailBlaze TrailBlaze TrailBlaze TrailBlaze TrailBlaze Traverse Uplander Uplander Venture

2005 2005 2009 2009 2009 2008 2007 2009 2009 2009 2009 2008 2007 2005 2004 2001 2003 2010 2009 2008 2008 2003 2001 1998 2005 2003 2003 2000 2005 2002 2009 2009 2008 2008 2007 2006 2006 2002 2008 2007 2009 2007 2009 2007 1998 2008 2006 2005 2005 2003 2002 2009 2008 2005 2003

$12,495 $10,995 $16,995 $15,995 $13,777 $12,444 Call $18,441 $17,995 $16,995 $13,777 $16,990 $13,995 $9,995 $6,990 $5,995 $14,751 $16,615 $20,995 $19,995 $13,977 $4,995 Call $3,995 $15,995 $7,995 $12,995 $7,995 $19,514 $9,995 $28,990 $22,495 $28,990 $26,995 $25,994 $21,995 $15,990 $9,995 $32,990 $44,950 $35,423 $30,995 $34,995 $30,995 $3,995 $20,495 $15,995 $14,990 $12,995 $9,995 $9,995 $28,995 $14,495 $8,990 $7,495

Steve Schmitt Buick GMC Car Company of Freeburg Bob Brockland Buick GMC Beiermann Buick Pontiac GMC Bommarito Volkswagen of St Loui Four Flags Motors Pontiac Buick Jack Schmitt Ford Lincoln Mercur Bob Brockland Buick GMC Bob Brockland Buick GMC Jack Schmitt Chevrolet of Wood Bommarito Volkswagen of St Loui Jack Schmitt Ford Lincoln Mercur Steve Schmitt Buick GMC Jack Schmitt Chevrolet of Wood Jack Schmitt Chevrolet of Wood Beiermann Buick Pontiac GMC Victory Lane Ford Victory Lane Ford Beiermann Buick Pontiac GMC Steve Schmitt Buick GMC Bommarito Volkswagen of St Loui River City Auto Sales Steve Schmitt Buick GMC River City Auto Sales Steve Schmitt Buick GMC Ackerman Toyota Jack Schmitt Ford Lincoln Mercur Car Company of Freeburg Victory Lane Ford Car Company of Freeburg Jack Schmitt Chevrolet of Wood Bob Brockland Buick GMC Jack Schmitt Chevrolet of Wood Steve Schmitt Buick GMC Four Flags Motors Pontiac Buick Bob Brockland Buick GMC Koetting Ford Steve Schmitt Buick GMC Jack Schmitt Chevrolet of Wood Dean Team Volkswagen Bob Brockland Buick GMC Bob Brockland Buick GMC Jack Schmitt Chevrolet of Wood Steve Schmitt Buick GMC Beiermann Buick Pontiac GMC Bob Brockland Buick GMC Jack Schmitt Ford Lincoln Mercur Jack Schmitt Chevrolet of Wood Bob Brockland Buick GMC Bob Brockland Buick GMC Steve Schmitt Buick GMC Bob Brockland Buick GMC Bob Brockland Buick GMC Jack Schmitt Chevrolet of Wood Beiermann Buick Pontiac GMC

866 257 3408 618 539 7004 877-396-5065 877 691 9016 866 377 3110 866-438-1169 866-515-4038 877-396-5065 877-396-5065 866 682 8906 866 377 3110 866-515-4038 866 257 3408 866 682 8906 866 682 8906 877 691 9016 866 576 3845 866 576 3845 877 691 9016 866 257 3408 866 377 3110 866 641 3179 866 257 3408 866 641 3179 866 257 3408 866 853 6063 866-515-4038 618 539 7004 866 576 3845 618 539 7004 866 682 8906 877-396-5065 866 682 8906 866 257 3408 866-438-1169 877-396-5065 866-340-8597 866 257 3408 866 682 8906 877-258-2931 877-396-5065 877-396-5065 866 682 8906 866 257 3408 877 691 9016 877-396-5065 866-515-4038 866 682 8906 877-396-5065 877-396-5065 866 257 3408 877-396-5065 877-396-5065 866 682 8906 877 691 9016

Grand Cara GRAND CARA Grand Cara Grand Cara JOURNEY RAM 1500 RAM 1500 RAM 1500 RAM 1500 RAM 1500 Ram 1500 RAM 1500 RAM 1500 Ram 1500 Ram 1500 Ram 1500 RAM 2500 Ram Pickup Ram Pickup

2008 2008 2005 2002 2009 2009 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2007 2006 2004 2003 1996 2008 2003 2005

$19,990 $15,995 $10,995 $5,995 $19,995 $32,990 $26,995 $22,995 $22,995 $21,995 Call $21,995 $18,995 $13,944 $5,995 Call $38,995 $10,995 $21,900

Jack Schmitt Chevrolet of Wood Royal Gate Dodge of Columbia Jack Schmitt Ford Lincoln Mercur River City Auto Sales Royal Gate Dodge of Columbia Royal Gate Dodge of Columbia Royal Gate Dodge of Columbia Royal Gate Dodge of Columbia Royal Gate Dodge of Columbia Royal Gate Dodge of Columbia Bob Brockland Buick GMC Royal Gate Dodge of Columbia Royal Gate Dodge of Columbia Four Flags Motors Pontiac Buick Steve Schmitt Buick GMC Bommarito Volkswagen of St Loui Royal Gate Dodge of Columbia River City Auto Sales Beiermann Buick Pontiac GMC

866 682 8906 877-223-2703 866-515-4038 866 641 3179 877-223-2703 877-223-2703 877-223-2703 877-223-2703 877-223-2703 877-223-2703 877-396-5065 877-223-2703 877-223-2703 866-438-1169 866 257 3408 866 377 3110 877-223-2703 866 641 3179 877 691 9016

TRAILER

2010

Call

360

2004

Call

7868-1

300 300 300C 300C Pacifica Pacifica PT CRUISER PT CRUISER Sebring Sebring Sebring Sebring Sebring Town & Cou Town & Cou TOWN & COU Town and C Town and C Town and C

2009 2007 2006 2005 2006 2005 2006 2005 2008 2008 2004 2002 1997 2009 2008 2003 2009 2008 1999

$19,995 $16,125 $18,900 $15,700 $14,777 $11,995 $9,990 $9,995 $16,777 $13,790 $7,995 $6,995 $3,995 $23,995 $13,777 $10,995 $20,490 $18,990 $3,995

B2445 B1019 6814 6703 Y447 19403A J86012A 343592 Y415A 5546 18856B K402A 5887 P7630A V100287A 295372 P1559 D80040A 5883

AVENGER AVENGER Avenger Caliber Caliber CALIBER CALIBER Caravan CHARGER CHARGER CHARGER Durango GRAND CARA

2009 2008 2008 2009 2009 2007 2007 2002 2009 2007 2006 2002 2009

$15,690 $19,590 $15,995 $15,995 $11,944 $12,995 $10,995 Call $16,995 $20,995 $11,995 $6,995 $19,990

D52020A D82025A 19388A 4577 R1608 D55011A 374205 15123 536485 D51013A D41055A 5851 P1561

ALL_MODELS ALL_MODELS CONTOUR Contour ECONOLINE EDGE Edge Edge EDGE Edge SEL EDGE SEL ESCAPE ESCAPE ESCAPE ESCAPE Escape Escape ESCAPE ESCAPE Escape ESCAPE Escape ESCAPE Escape Escape XLT EXPEDITION EXPEDITION EXPEDITION Expedition EXPLORER EXPLORER EXPLORER Explorer Explorer Explorer Explorer EXPLORER S EXPLORER S F-150 F-150 F-150 F-150 F-150 F-150 F-150 F-150 F-150 F-150 F-150 F-150 F-150 F-150 F-150 4X4 F-250 F-250 F-250 F-350 Supe F150 F150 F150 F250 F250 F250 SUPER

2009 2006 2000 1998 2009 2009 2007 2007 2007 2009 2007 2010 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2008 2007 2007 2007 2007 2005 2002 2009 2009 2009 2006 2005 2010 2009 2007 2006 2004 2003 2000 2010 2007 2008 2008 2008 2008 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2005 2004 2003 2007 2008 2007 2003 2004 2010 2009 2004 2010 2010 2006

$27,104 $14,993 $6,990 $4,995 Call $26,990 $24,995 $23,995 $19,109 Call $18,818 Call $26,990 $24,990 $23,990 $21,990 Call $18,651 $19,990 $17,995 $17,990 Call $10,990 $6,990 Call $39,990 $34,976 $25,990 $14,995 $26,990 $22,433 $21,990 $17,990 $12,995 $8,995 $3,994 Call $25,990 $33,890 $23,990 $18,390 Call $28,590 $27,990 $25,990 $24,995 $23,990 $20,990 Call $23,995 $9,995 $10,750 Call $39,995 $21,995 $22,995 $23,995 Call $28,598 $15,995 Call Call $15,432

P944 B992A X5331C 5578 X5349 P5265 P7680 4552 P1032 P7634 T1081A T1120 P5324 P5320 X5298 P7643 P7628 P1024 X5245 P7672 12012A P7538 11987A 2433-9 P7600 P5303 P1033 X5286 2351-1 P5334 B1018 11814A 2058-1 5169C K586A R1588-1 T1096 12039A D84087A 5539 X5261 P7550 X5244 P5325 P5323 P7678 5533 12047A P7637 K423A 5135A 6805 P7636 BB140 K622A K217A 4578B T1136 B1027 c54293 T1035 T1046 B9137

19230C 017865 B2532 4537 Y416 R1517 J614A B2493 B2514 5514 Y408 K422A 19538A 2364-1 2380-1 4548C T1008B B1023 4542 19014A Y455 5884 19487B 5870 19431A 23280A P7670A 187876 T1078C 272641 5554 B2425 5534 19658A R1570 B2417AA X5285A P19027A 5530 8521 B2500 T2113A 5564 19600A 4551A B2499 K549B 2377-1 T2013A T2067A 19648A B2520 B2399 2353-1 4535

CHRYSLER Bob Brockland Buick GMC Victory Lane Ford Underwood Motors Underwood Motors Bommarito Volkswagen of St Loui Steve Schmitt Buick GMC Royal Gate Dodge of Columbia Car Company of Freeburg Bommarito Volkswagen of St Loui Jack Schmitt Chevrolet of Wood Steve Schmitt Buick GMC Jack Schmitt Ford Lincoln Mercur River City Auto Sales Jack Schmitt Ford Lincoln Mercur Bommarito Volkswagen of St Loui Car Company of Freeburg Royal Gate Dodge of Columbia Royal Gate Dodge of Columbia River City Auto Sales

877-396-5065 866 576 3845 314 645 7654 314 645 7654 866 377 3110 866 257 3408 877-223-2703 618 539 7004 866 377 3110 866 682 8906 866 257 3408 866-515-4038 866 641 3179 866-515-4038 866 377 3110 618 539 7004 877-223-2703 877-223-2703 866 641 3179

DODGE Royal Gate Dodge of Columbia Royal Gate Dodge of Columbia Steve Schmitt Buick GMC Beiermann Buick Pontiac GMC Four Flags Motors Pontiac Buick Royal Gate Dodge of Columbia Car Company of Freeburg Ackerman Toyota Car Company of Freeburg Royal Gate Dodge of Columbia Royal Gate Dodge of Columbia River City Auto Sales Royal Gate Dodge of Columbia

877-223-2703 877-223-2703 866 257 3408 877 691 9016 866-438-1169 877-223-2703 618 539 7004 866 853 6063 618 539 7004 877-223-2703 877-223-2703 866 641 3179 877-223-2703

5549 Z667265 K520C 5836 D80002A J84007A D84062A D84053A D84025A D84007A K9082A D84104A D84138A R1605 19278A Y417A D84101B 5931 4483A

EZ LOADER S1002

Victory Lane Ford

866 576 3845

FERRARI Dean Team Volkswagen

877-258-2931

FORD Victory Lane Ford Victory Lane Ford Koetting Ford River City Auto Sales Koetting Ford Koetting Ford Jack Schmitt Ford Lincoln Mercur Beiermann Buick Pontiac GMC Victory Lane Ford Jack Schmitt Ford Lincoln Mercur Victory Lane Ford Victory Lane Ford Koetting Ford Koetting Ford Koetting Ford Jack Schmitt Ford Lincoln Mercur Jack Schmitt Ford Lincoln Mercur Victory Lane Ford Koetting Ford Jack Schmitt Ford Lincoln Mercur Koetting Ford Jack Schmitt Ford Lincoln Mercur Koetting Ford Jack Schmitt Chevrolet of Wood Jack Schmitt Ford Lincoln Mercur Koetting Ford Victory Lane Ford Koetting Ford Jack Schmitt Chevrolet of Wood Koetting Ford Victory Lane Ford Koetting Ford Jack Schmitt Chevrolet of Wood Beiermann Buick Pontiac GMC Jack Schmitt Ford Lincoln Mercur Four Flags Motors Pontiac Buick Victory Lane Ford Koetting Ford Royal Gate Dodge of Columbia Jack Schmitt Chevrolet of Wood Koetting Ford Jack Schmitt Ford Lincoln Mercur Koetting Ford Koetting Ford Koetting Ford Jack Schmitt Ford Lincoln Mercur Jack Schmitt Chevrolet of Wood Koetting Ford Jack Schmitt Ford Lincoln Mercur Jack Schmitt Ford Lincoln Mercur Beiermann Buick Pontiac GMC Underwood Motors Jack Schmitt Ford Lincoln Mercur Jack Schmitt Ford Lincoln Mercur Jack Schmitt Ford Lincoln Mercur Jack Schmitt Ford Lincoln Mercur Beiermann Buick Pontiac GMC Victory Lane Ford Victory Lane Ford Car Company of Freeburg Victory Lane Ford Victory Lane Ford Victory Lane Ford

866 576 3845 866 576 3845 866-340-8597 866 641 3179 866-340-8597 866-340-8597 866-515-4038 877 691 9016 866 576 3845 866-515-4038 866 576 3845 866 576 3845 866-340-8597 866-340-8597 866-340-8597 866-515-4038 866-515-4038 866 576 3845 866-340-8597 866-515-4038 866-340-8597 866-515-4038 866-340-8597 866 682 8906 866-515-4038 866-340-8597 866 576 3845 866-340-8597 866 682 8906 866-340-8597 866 576 3845 866-340-8597 866 682 8906 877 691 9016 866-515-4038 866-438-1169 866 576 3845 866-340-8597 877-223-2703 866 682 8906 866-340-8597 866-515-4038 866-340-8597 866-340-8597 866-340-8597 866-515-4038 866 682 8906 866-340-8597 866-515-4038 866-515-4038 877 691 9016 314 645 7654 866-515-4038 866-515-4038 866-515-4038 866-515-4038 877 691 9016 866 576 3845 866 576 3845 618 539 7004 866 576 3845 866 576 3845 866 576 3845

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Model

Year Price Stock#

Dealer

Phone

Model

Year Price Stock#

Dealer

Phone

Model

Year Price Stock#

Dealer

Phone

Five Hundr Flex FOCUS FOCUS FOCUS FOCUS FOCUS Focus FOCUS FOCUS FOCUS FOCUS Focus Focus SE Focus SEL Focus SES Freestar FREESTYLE FUSION FUSION FUSION FUSION FUSION Fusion Fusion FUSION FUSION Fusion FUSION Fusion SE MUSTANG MUSTANG MUSTANG MUSTANG Mustang MUSTANG Mustang Mustang MUSTANG MUSTANG Mustang Mustang GT RANGER RANGER Ranger RANGER SPORT TRAC Super Duty TAURUS TAURUS TAURUS TAURUS Taurus Taurus TAURUS TAURUS SE Thunderbir Windstar W

2007 2009 2010 2010 2009 2009 2009 2009 2008 2008 2008 2007 2006 2009 2009 2008 2004 2006 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2009 2008 2008 2007 2007 2006 2007 2010 2010 2009 2008 2008 2007 2007 2007 2006 2004 2002 2008 2008 2007 2004 2002 2007 2008 2009 2008 2007 2005 2003 2001 2001 2001 2002 2000

Call $29,995 Call Call $19,990 $18,990 $15,790 $12,944 $12,990 $11,995 $9,824 $11,989 $8,994 Call Call Call $9,995 $19,990 $23,990 $19,285 Call Call Call $14,977 $16,995 $16,990 $15,480 $14,995 $16,990 Call $27,499 Call $20,990 $16,990 $14,977 $20,990 $15,990 Call $18,990 $8,995 $8,995 Call $23,990 Call $9,990 $7,995 $18,971 $37,950 $19,029 $20,990 $10,990 $9,995 $5,995 $5,777 Call Call $17,250 $6,777

P7618 P7659 F1079 F1097 P5313 P5283 P1562 R1601 P5306 224326 B1008 P1002A 6058-1 P7647 P7614 J168A K289A X5210 P5333 P1013 F1115 F1132 F1117 Y431 P7692 X5332 D82019A P7669 P5252 P7638 B1014A P5343 X5228A P5191 Y423 X5215 2435-1 P7504A 12020A 127436 K676A K308A 11947A 11836A 2250-2 a53904 B1001 8184-1 B1020 P5251 P5179B 250778 4515 Y457 B9129A B9129W 6822 Y425

Jack Schmitt Ford Lincoln Mercur Jack Schmitt Ford Lincoln Mercur Victory Lane Ford Victory Lane Ford Koetting Ford Koetting Ford Royal Gate Dodge of Columbia Four Flags Motors Pontiac Buick Koetting Ford Car Company of Freeburg Victory Lane Ford Victory Lane Ford Four Flags Motors Pontiac Buick Jack Schmitt Ford Lincoln Mercur Jack Schmitt Ford Lincoln Mercur Jack Schmitt Ford Lincoln Mercur Jack Schmitt Ford Lincoln Mercur Koetting Ford Koetting Ford Victory Lane Ford Victory Lane Ford Victory Lane Ford Victory Lane Ford Bommarito Volkswagen of St Loui Jack Schmitt Ford Lincoln Mercur Koetting Ford Royal Gate Dodge of Columbia Jack Schmitt Ford Lincoln Mercur Koetting Ford Jack Schmitt Ford Lincoln Mercur Victory Lane Ford Koetting Ford Koetting Ford Koetting Ford Bommarito Volkswagen of St Loui Koetting Ford Jack Schmitt Chevrolet of Wood Jack Schmitt Ford Lincoln Mercur Koetting Ford Car Company of Freeburg Jack Schmitt Ford Lincoln Mercur Jack Schmitt Ford Lincoln Mercur Koetting Ford Koetting Ford Jack Schmitt Chevrolet of Wood Car Company of Freeburg Victory Lane Ford Dean Team Volkswagen Victory Lane Ford Koetting Ford Koetting Ford Car Company of Freeburg Beiermann Buick Pontiac GMC Bommarito Volkswagen of St Loui Victory Lane Ford Victory Lane Ford Underwood Motors Bommarito Volkswagen of St Loui

866-515-4038 866-515-4038 866 576 3845 866 576 3845 866-340-8597 866-340-8597 877-223-2703 866-438-1169 866-340-8597 618 539 7004 866 576 3845 866 576 3845 866-438-1169 866-515-4038 866-515-4038 866-515-4038 866-515-4038 866-340-8597 866-340-8597 866 576 3845 866 576 3845 866 576 3845 866 576 3845 866 377 3110 866-515-4038 866-340-8597 877-223-2703 866-515-4038 866-340-8597 866-515-4038 866 576 3845 866-340-8597 866-340-8597 866-340-8597 866 377 3110 866-340-8597 866 682 8906 866-515-4038 866-340-8597 618 539 7004 866-515-4038 866-515-4038 866-340-8597 866-340-8597 866 682 8906 618 539 7004 866 576 3845 877-258-2931 866 576 3845 866-340-8597 866-340-8597 618 539 7004 877 691 9016 866 377 3110 866 576 3845 866 576 3845 314 645 7654 866 377 3110

CR-V Fit Odyssey Pilot

2008 2008 2004 2009

$21,995 $13,777 $11,995 Call

Ackerman Toyota Bommarito Volkswagen of St Loui Bob Brockland Buick GMC Ackerman Toyota

866 853 6063 866 377 3110 877-396-5065 866 853 6063

H2 H3 H3

2006 2008 2006

$33,544 R1558 $23,995 5532 $23,995 4555

SANTA FE SANTE FE Sonata Sonata Sonata SONATA Tucson

2008 2008 2009 2009 2007 2006 2005

$17,995 $15,470 $13,995 Call Call $10,995 Call

Grand Marq GRAND MARQ Grand Marq Grand Marq Grand Marq Grand Marq Grand Marq Mariner MILAN Milan Milan MILAN Milan Milan Montego MOUNTAINEE Mountainee SABLE SABLE Sable Sable Prem

2009 2009 2009 2008 2005 2000 2005 2008 2010 2008 2008 2007 2007 2007 2006 2005 1998 2009 2008 2008 2008

$19,995 $15,531 Call Call $10,990 $9,995 Call Call $20,639 $16,995 $16,995 $17,990 $14,995 Call $14,995 $12,075 $5,895 $21,990 $21,990 Call Call

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G35 Coupe QX4

2005 2001

$24,950 8096-3 $9,777 V100367B

Eclipse GALANT

2008 2008

$15,995 13949A $10,995 010014

S-Type

2003

$13,500 6800

Altima ALTIMA Altima Altima Maxima Murano Pathfinder Sentra Sentra Versa

2009 2008 2008 2005 2009 2006 2005 2008 2006 2009

$18,730 $17,995 $16,990 $9,995 $27,950 $19,595 $14,777 $11,977 $6,995 $12,995

Alero Intrigue Silhouette

2000 2001 2004

$3,977 $5,990 $7,995

Breeze

1997

$3,495

Acadia Acadia Envoy Envoy Dena Envoy XL K1500 Sier Savana Car Sierra 150 Sierra 150 Sierra 150 Sierra 150 Sierra 150 Sierra 150 Sierra 150 Sierra 250 Sonoma Yukon Yukon Yukon Yukon Dena Yukon XL Yukon XL

2008 2007 2005 2006 2002 2005 2006 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2007 2003 2007 1996 2010 2009 2006 2007 2007 2001

$30,995 $29,995 $15,985 $20,894 $10,777 $17,995 Call $44,795 $40,290 $40,095 $37,755 $37,325 $21,900 $12,994 $41,950 $4,295 $55,709 $32,990 $25,995 $36,944 $39,995 $9,995

5213A P19587 B2518A 00222 V100305A 19320BB 8541 5219 5217 5218 5223 5208 5200A R1613 8504 5869 5212 5553 19146B R1543 19391A 5795

Accord Accord Accord Cpe Accord Sdn ACCORD SDN Civic Cpe CR-V

2008 2000 2009 2007 2003 2007 2009

$20,995 $5,995 $24,995 $14,777 $13,990 $13,977 $22,489

19192A 4568 15105 Y464 J84021A Y441 23107A

Bonneville Firebird G5 G5 G5 G6 G6 G6 G6 G6 G6 G6 G6 G6 G6 G6 G6 G6 G6 G6 G8 G8 GRAND AM Grand Am Grand Prix Grand Prix Grand Prix Grand Prix Grand Prix Montana Solstice Sunfire Torrent Vibe Vibe Vibe

2002 2002 2009 2009 2008 2010 2010 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2008 2008 2008 2006 2006 2009 2009 2004 1999 2008 2008 2006 2004 1996 2002 2007 1999 2009 2010 2009 2009

$5,995 $12,995 $14,080 $11,995 $11,469 $19,995 $18,795 $19,444 $18,995 $16,995 $15,995 $15,795 $14,486 $13,995 $11,977 $14,995 $12,995 $12,419 $13,995 $11,995 $26,126 $24,995 $10,990 $4,994 $14,977 $13,990 $12,495 $10,995 $2,995 $5,495 $19,944 $4,295 $19,995 $17,995 $16,995 $13,944

911 Carrer 911 Turbo

2000 1992

$28,950 8348-2 $49,950 8540

GMC Beiermann Buick Pontiac GMC Steve Schmitt Buick GMC Bob Brockland Buick GMC Four Flags Motors Pontiac Buick Bommarito Volkswagen of St Loui Steve Schmitt Buick GMC Dean Team Volkswagen Beiermann Buick Pontiac GMC Beiermann Buick Pontiac GMC Beiermann Buick Pontiac GMC Beiermann Buick Pontiac GMC Beiermann Buick Pontiac GMC Beiermann Buick Pontiac GMC Four Flags Motors Pontiac Buick Dean Team Volkswagen River City Auto Sales Beiermann Buick Pontiac GMC Jack Schmitt Chevrolet of Wood Steve Schmitt Buick GMC Four Flags Motors Pontiac Buick Steve Schmitt Buick GMC River City Auto Sales

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JAGUAR Underwood Motors

Cherokee Commander COMMANDER Grand Cher GRAND CHER Grand Cher LIBERTY LIBERTY LIBERTY LIBERTY WRANGLER Wrangler Wrangler U

1996 2007 2006 2008 2006 2004 2008 2006 2006 2004 2008 2006 2009

$4,944 $16,995 $17,995 $17,995 $17,995 $9,500 $13,994 $14,995 Call $9,995 $31,990 $21,950 $24,995

R16161 19320B 244287 B2467B 344501 5879 B9112 181970 J81018A 222721 D84103A 8454-1 15157

AMANTI Rio SORENTO Spectra Spectra Sportage

2005 2008 2006 2009 2008 2007

$9,797 $9,777 $12,995 $11,977 $9,977 $12,944

T163AA Y478 536852 Y433 Y438 R1616

ES 350 GX 470 LS RX 330 RX 350

2007 2005 2003 2005 2008

$23,950 $28,950 $17,900 $20,995 $33,950

8235-1 8524 6802 15092 8351

Continenta MKX Town Car Town Car Town Car S

1998 2007 2007 2003 2009

Call $26,995 $40,950 $15,500 Call

4489A P7687 1111 6600 P7645

6 B-SERIES CX-7 CX-7 MAZDA3 MAZDA3 MAZDA3 i T MAZDA6 MX-5 Miata TRIBUTE

2009 1999 2008 2007 2010 2006 2008 2007 2006 2005

$19,995 $5,995 $19,525 $19,950 $14,977 $11,995 Call $11,995 $15,950 $9,995

P7681 m16729 P1579 8327 Y461 15158A P7639 m33134 8073-2 m63804

C-Class CL-Class CLK-Class E-Class S-Class SLK-Class

2007 2004 2004 2008 2007 2001

$21,950 $24,950 $21,950 $35,950 $47,950 $15,950

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NISSAN

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Model

Year Price Stock#

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Phone

SATURN ALL_MODELS Aura Aura Aura Aura ION-3 S-Series Sky Vue

2007 2009 2009 2009 2008 2006 1999 2008 2008

$11,807 $16,052 $15,595 $14,175 $13,495 $9,990 $3,995 $19,380 $16,320

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2006 2006

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2008 2007 2002 2001 2010 2010 2009 2009 2008 2007 2007 2007 2005 2007 2007 2005 2002 2009 2009

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SCION Jack Schmitt Chevrolet of Wood Ackerman Toyota

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TOYOTA 15166 8383 15096 23277A 15154 15149 15033 4543 6819 19335A 23018A B1002A 23220A 13924 15168 15038 15177 15080 Y483

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Model

Year Price Stock#

Dealer

Phone

Model

Year Price Stock#

Dealer

Phone

Corolla Corolla COROLLA Corolla Corolla Corolla Highlander Highlander Highlander Highlander Matrix Prius Prius Prius RAV4 RAV4 RAV4 Sienna Tacoma Tacoma Tundra Tundra 4WD Tundra 4WD Yaris Yaris

2008 2006 2005 2005 2003 1994 2008 2007 2007 2004 2007 2008 2006 2004 2009 2008 2007 2003 2008 2006 2000 2008 2008 2009 2008

$12,995 $10,995 $9,995 $8,995 $8,995 $3,944 $24,995 $24,995 $18,995 $12,995 $12,990 $18,995 $16,950 $11,995 $19,995 $17,995 $15,995 $12,995 $24,995 $19,995 $9,995 $34,950 $23,995 $12,495 $9,995

Ackerman Toyota Ackerman Toyota Car Company of Freeburg Ackerman Toyota Ackerman Toyota Four Flags Motors Pontiac Buick Steve Schmitt Buick GMC Ackerman Toyota Ackerman Toyota Ackerman Toyota Jack Schmitt Chevrolet of Wood Steve Schmitt Buick GMC Dean Team Volkswagen Ackerman Toyota Ackerman Toyota Steve Schmitt Buick GMC Ackerman Toyota Ackerman Toyota Ackerman Toyota Ackerman Toyota Ackerman Toyota Dean Team Volkswagen Ackerman Toyota Ackerman Toyota Ackerman Toyota

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Beetle CC CC Eos Eos GTI Jetta Jetta Seda Jetta Seda Jetta Seda Jetta Seda Jetta Seda Jetta Seda Jetta Seda

2008 2009 2009 2007 2007 2007 2007 2010 2009 2009 2008 2008 2007 2007

$19,900 $34,950 $27,950 $28,950 $20,950 $18,777 $14,675 $24,450 $22,950 $15,777 $16,950 $14,977 $19,950 $16,950

Jetta Seda Jetta Seda Jetta Seda Jetta Seda Jetta Seda New Beetle New Beetle Passat Passat Sed Passat Sed Passat Sed Passat Sed Passat Sed Passat Sed Passat Sed Passat Sed Passat Sed Passat Sed Passat Wag Passat Wag Phaeton Phaeton Phaeton R32 Rabbit Routan Routan Routan Tiguan Touareg Touareg Touareg Touareg Touareg Touareg 2 Touareg 2 Touareg 2

2007 2006 2006 2006 2003 2007 2005 2003 2009 2008 2007 2007 2007 2007 2006 2006 2006 2006 2007 2007 2005 2005 2004 2008 2007 2009 2009 2009 2009 2007 2007 2006 2005 2004 2009 2009 2008

$16,577 $20,950 $14,950 $11,950 $10,950 $19,950 $14,550 $8,950 $26,950 $26,950 $19,950 $19,950 $18,950 $17,777 $19,950 $17,950 $16,950 Call $19,950 $17,950 $28,950 Call $25,950 $28,950 $13,950 $31,950 $29,950 $21,950 $23,950 $36,950 $29,950 $31,950 $27,950 $18,950 $49,950 $38,950 $38,950

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XC90

2007

$27,950 8336

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VOLKSWAGEN 6789 8481 8525 8532 8436 Y475 6831 113101 8246 Y473 116003-1 Y454 117013-1 8530

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FOUND: Collie Shepherd mix in downtown Edwardsville. Call Automotive mechanic to main- online ads with Adobe Flash a to describe or claim tain fleet of vehicles for small MUST. company, experience in diesel 618.593.7244 and gas engines 618-394-1059 Qualified applicants please send resume to the following: Experienced AUTO DETAILER Email: HR@edwpub.net needed, PT—should lead to FT. Mailing address: Preferably 21 & over. Russ’s Attn: IT Director Car Wash, Troy. 618/667-6791. 117 North Second Street TIME TITLE EXAMINER Edwardsville, IL 62025 Motorcycles 220 FULL POSITION: Title underwriting experience required for a posi- TRI-COR Industries, Inc. Call 2004 Polaris ATV tion in Edwardsville office. Center at SIUE is looking for Predator90w/helmet. Excellent Health & 401K benefits. Fax dependable, mature telephone condition. Low hours.—$1000 resumes to 618-692-1484 or interviewers, computer skills & mail to Human Resources, PO typing required. Evening and (618)980-4564 Box 667, Edw., IL 62025. weekend shifts, $8.00/hr. Up to

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CARRIER NEEDED!

3-piece oak ENTERTAINMENT CENTER w/glass shelves, overRt. 112—Newspaper carrier head lighting. $250/OBO. needed in the area of Morn- 288-2234 JANITOR needed—to clean ingside Dr., Windermere Dr., Bedroom set 1950’s: dresser, professional bldg. Mon.-Fri., 2- Michelle Dr., Nicole Ct. in vanity w/mirror, bed & foot2.5 hrs. per night. Leave con- Glen Carbon. 17 newspapers board—$50. 618-692-1205. on this route. Papers need to tact info @ 618/210-0270 be delivered by 5:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday and by Misc. Need Extra $$$$ 8:30 a.m. Saturdays. If you are Merchandise 426 For Summer Fun, interested in this route, please Avon Reps Needed. call the Intelligencer at 656- 2 LIFESTRIDE 9100 Commercial741-4001 4700 ext. 40 TREADMILLS. Must sell!—First Help Wanted The Edwardsville Intelligencer Individual needed to substitute come, first served! General 305 has an immediate opening for a for motor route driver to deliver (361)649-8119 newspapers in the Glen Car- 3 Bookcases, glass fronts, 2-4Online Technician. Assist front desk and doctor, A qualified candidate should bon, Maryville area. Approxi- 5 shelves—$50; Kenmore mately 229 newspapers. Dehumidifier 30—$30. 618-692around 25 hours weekly. We have the following: Approximately 80 miles. Need will train the right candidate. 1205. to be available at 11:30 a.m. Glen Carbon. Call 692-9100. 1. Good people skills. Monday thru Friday and from 2. At least one year experience ATTENTION building and maintaining web- 5:00 a.m. Saturday morning. COLLEGE STUDENTS sites, or equivalent experience. Dates needed: May 24th to May 29th. For more informa& 2010 HS Grads 3. At least one year experience tion, please call the $15 base-appt, FT/PT sched- working with Adobe Edwardsville Intelligencer at ules, sales/svc, no exp nec, Dreamweaver and Adobe 656-4700 ext. 20 all ages 17+ , conditions apply Flash, or equivalent experience. 618-307-4437 4. Experience building/creating

Mid State Camper Sales

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Help Wanted General

Full-time childcare wanted for infant in an in-home daycare, Eville/GC only, starting June 1. Contact Kristina (618)51-1097. Individual needed to work in the Circulation Dept. at local newspaper. Must be at least 18 years old with a reliable vehicle. Duties include recruiting, training carriers, delivering newspaper routes when necessary. Also able to work Kiosk, and special events as needed, including Saturdays. Approximately 15 hours a week. Monday thru Friday 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Saturday mornigns. Please send in or pick-up an application at The Edwardsville Intelligencer, P O Box 70, Edwardsville , IL 62025 or stop by the office and pick up Attn: Circulation Dept.

find a job here! the classifieds

Pre-Owned Travel Trailers starting at only

$5000!!

29 hours per week available. Shifts are: 4-8, 5-9, (M-F), 9-3 (Sat), 12-6 (Sun). Fax resume to: 618-659-9376

Carrier Routes 401 CARRIER NEEDED! Rt 105 - Newspaper carrier needed in the area of Hampton Dr, Story Circle Dr, Williamsburg Dr, Lake Hillcrest Dr., Katie Lynn Dr, Thomas Ln in Glen Carbon. There are approximately 21 papers on this route. The papers need to be delivered by 5:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday and by 8:30 a.m. Saturdays. If you are interested in this route, please call the Intelligencer at 656-4700 ext 20

April 22, 2010

4’ White Pine Trees: delivered, planted, mulched. $64.50 per tree. Buy 10, get 1 free. Other sizes/shade trees. Call (217)886-2316; leave message. 50 NEW/unused BIG-AND-TALL flocked/strong HANGERS—20.75” wide (for men—OR women)—$75.00. 618/670-3783

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Houses For Rent

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1519 Gerber Rd. 3 lrg bdr 2 ba, quiet location, lrg prvt deck. Updated kitc. No pets $1190mo $900dep 618.531.0816 3 BR, 2BA central Edw.: 635 E. Vandalia. LR, DR, office, bsmt, frig, stove, AC $1150/mo. Students prefer’d 618-670-9166 3BR 2BA in Grandview. Mstr bd w/bth, LR, FR, all new applncs, radiant heat, 1-car extd gar, w/d hk-up $1290/mo; also 3BR1BA in Gln Crbn, lrg fncd yrd, cov’red porch $990/mo. 618-307-4876 4 Bedroom 2.5 bath in Edw. 2500sf, 2 car gar, all kitchen appliances, frplc & bsmt. $1900/mo. + dep. 314-640-3264

RENTALS!

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2nd Addition

LOTS for Sale

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LOCATED IN HAMEL, IL

Just 1/4 mile South of Route 140 and Convenient to I-55

SPEC HOME UNDER CONSTRUCTION!

Alton Location Applicant must have Staffing, Sales and Supervisory experience and Good Organizational skills. Great pay & benefits package!

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Classified Houses For Rent

705

Apts/Duplexes For Rent

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Apts/Duplexes For Rent

710

4BR, 2BA: 843 Madison, Edw.: 1 BDR lofts, CREDIT CHECK. Available Now- 2 Bdrm townHomes bonus rm., lg fncd yd, aplnces. No pets, no smoking $570-$585 homes and duplexes in Eville. $1400/mo, $1400 dep., no pets, mth. $570-$585 dep 656-8953. 618-692-9310 For Sale 805 smoking. 659-9319 (leave msg!) 1 Leclaire efficiency fully furIMMEDIATE OCCUPANCY Cross-Town or Cross-Counnished, internet, dish, single 2 Bedroom Apartment try: EdwardsvilleHomes.com. non-smoking male w/references Water/Sewer/Trash Paid Home Buyers Relocation Ser$555/mo incl utilities 972-0948. 656-7337 or 791-9062 vices. Exclusively for buyers! Apts, Duplexes, & Homes 2 BD apts. $600/mth. Spacious New Luxury Apartments 656-5588, 800-231-5588 Visit our website great location. S. Main, Edw., Quiet residential neighborwww.glsrent.com 656-2230 hood. 2 BR; all appliances FSBO: 3BR, 2BA Villa, Edw: fp, water, sewer, trash pd., coin incl. wshr/dryer; w/s/t. Large 1 bedroom home, W/D, W/D, 1 yr lease. No pets. Lv Garages available. $750/mo. gar, ptly fin bsmt, generatr hkup, dek, fncd yd, strge; new aplncs, refrig, stove & water included. msge @656-0923. 2 BR units avlb— AC, wtr htr, frnce.618/520-4234 $525/mth. 618-530-4044 2 BDR LOFT apt in Troy. Newly Collinsville remodeled, new carpets located Call 618-343-4405 or go to: Lots www.maryvilleilapartments.com in a very quiet & nice neighborApts/Duplexes hood. No pets, $525/mo inclds 820 For Rent 710 W/S/T pick-up 618-830-4183. NICE 2 bedroom apartment, full For Sale laundry connection, full size 2 BDR with private garage, C/A, kitchen w/lots of cabinets. No Live with Nature at Spring Hill $425 per month fridge and stove furnished. pets. $550/mth. 618-789-5560 Woods, walking trail & wildlife. 1 bdrm apt, Maryville 62062 E’ville util & schools 23 sites on w/s/t incld, public trans to SIUE Quiet Edwardsville neighbor- Seniors looking for independent 25 ac. some walkouts. Attractive hood. 1 year lease. 656-6119. Call 314-565-8502 living without hassles of owning commercial property or unique 2 Bedroom APARTMENT, a home. Liberty Square is that homesite. Walk to fine dining. Edwardsville - Silver Oaks II Edwardsville, minutes from place. Handicapped accessible. $68,400+ 1/2 mi to Gov Pky NEW LUXURY 2 Bedroom SIUE: 1.5 bath, W/D hookup. No pets, W/Garage, Sec Sys, New Fit4mi to SIUE 972-0948. $625/month. 618-407-5333 non-smoking. ness Center, $890/mo. New Call 667-0430 Building opened March 2010 2 BR Apt, 5 mins from SIUE, (618)830-2613 near 255/270, Washer & dryer, SHARE HOUSE with three www.vgpart.com wi-fi. Pets OK $530/mo, $500 persons. Smoking Environdeposit, 618-920-0009 1 BR apt., downtn Edw. across ment. $305.00 plus deposit. Utilfrom courthouse; off-st. parking. 2 BR LOFT, newly remodeled: ities paid. 656-0498. incl. w/s/t; $500/mo+ dep.; refer- DW, micro, stove, frig, garbge ences required. 217-556-2633. disp, w/d hkup. New kit/ba/wi/dr TROY, 2 Br Duplex Apt, Off street parking, Close to Inter$695 incl wt/sw/tr 618/593-0173 states $495/mo + Deposit 6561 BR Apt.: 5 min. to downtown Edw. Quiet, rustic setting in 2 BR Quail Hollow - Glen Car- 3256. wooded area. Lg. LR/Dr area. bon Apt., w/d hk-ups $645. Stove, fridge, washer, dryer, (618) 346-7878 Office Space all utilities furnshd. No www.osbornproperties.com For Rent 725 smoking. Immediate occupan- 2 BR/1 BA apt, w/d hkup — in cy. $710/mo. + dep. 636-9200 Edw., $600+dep. NO PETS. Collinsville/Maryville-Hwy. 159 1 excellent 3BR, 1200 sq.ft. TH: App. fee required. Agent owned. Up to 3200 sq. ft., starting at $595/mo. (618) 346-7878 Collinsville, near 157/70; 12 618-520-2813. min. to SIUE, FP, DW, W/D, ceil- 2 BRs, Glen Cbn., Cottonwood www.osbornproperties.com ing fans, cable, sound walls, off- Sub., w/d hk-ups, APTS starting Office space available, with st. prkng. Sm pets OK, yr. lse. at $625, TH $675, LOFT $685, separate reception area, 1 to 2 $780/mo. Ask discount pricing! (618)346-7878 rooms ideal for a health care Move in special. Sect. 8 ok www.osbornproperties.com provider. Nice quality, prime 618/345-9610 AM/PM phone. 2-3 Bed, 1.5 Bath townhouse: location in front of Wal-Mart. gar, yd, part. fin. bsmt, grt area. Contact Dr. Peck 692-9100.

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1020 ANDRA DRIVE MARYVILLE 62062 FRIDAY MAY 7th SATURDAY MAY 8th 7:00AM—12NOON Furniture, Seasonal Items Cherished Teddies Curtains, Toys, Books Clothes Lots Of Miscellaneous

HOMES 4 SALE

304 EAST LAKE DRIVE Friday 5/7 8AM-2PM Saturday 5/8 8AM-1PM Sleeper Sofa Coffee And End Tables Baker’s Rack Cookbooks, Cookie Jars Butcher Block Island Small Gas Grill Exercise Equipment Seasonal Decorations Lots Of Miscellaneous

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PRAIRIETOWN YARD SALES SATURDAY, 5/8—8AM-2PM TOWN BAKE SALE BENEFIT FOOD STAND BY YOUTH GROUP Furniture, Appliances, Antiques, Tools, Baby & Children’s Items, Many Miscellaneous Items!

HERE

EBBETS FIELD SUBDIVISION GARAGE SALES 25 homes in Edwardsville, LOCATED OFF GOSHEN ROAD, 1 MILE WEST OF THE NEW YMCA. Many, many great items! Look for maps at sale. FRIDAY-SATURDAY, 5/7-8, 8A.M.-NOON ON FRIDAY MORNING, please watch for children boarding school busses! Rain or Shine.

SOMERSET SUBDIVISION GARAGE SALE! SATURDAY, 5/8 7AM-NOON 157 TO MERIDIAN Furniture, Bikes, Toys, Decor, Canoe, Lawncare, Clothes, Jewelry, MORE!

GETTYSBURG ESTATES ANNUAL SALE (Corner of Goshen & Gerber) 9 Homes Participating Items Too Numerous To List!

SUBDIVISION YARD SALE PINEHURST SUBDIVISION MARYVILLE 62062 (Pinehurst Way off 162 & Lakeview Acres) FRIDAY 5/7 4:00pm—8:00pm SATURDAY 5/8 7:00am—12:00pm

Friday 5:00PM-8:00PM Saturday 8:00AM-NOON



$1,000/mo., sec. dep. No pets. After 5:30pm call 692-0389

Positions For Hire

Our mission is to provide opportunities for persons with barriers to employment to work and live more independently in the community. We currently have the following opportunities:

• Loss Prevention Specialist Location: Main Office Downtown STL. This position will be required to travel between 40 retail stores as needed Qualifications: High School Degree with 5-yrs exp., BS /BA is preferred w/ 5-yrs exp in a related positions or field. Responsibilities: Monitor stores for possible loss prevention issues Perform investigations, write related reports, and interact with local police departments as needed. Provide support and feedback to VP / Loss Preventions and Retail Executives as needed. Updated: March 1, 2010

Contracts Division: We are accepting applications for Janitorial Positions • Shift Working Supervisor

PREFERRED PARTNERS One 157 Center, Edwardsville, IL. 618-655-1188

Each Office Independently Owned and Operated OPEN HOUSE

OPEN HOUSE

OPEN HOUSE

OPEN HOUSE, SUNDAY, MAY 2 1-4 PM 1898 FOUNTAINBLEU, WORDEN Directions: State Route 140 to Prairietown Rd., continue on Prairietown to Fountainbleu Drive $214,900

OPEN HOUSE, SUNDAY, MAY 2 2-4 PM 4003 ROCK HILL ROAD, EDWARDSVILLE Wooded acreage, min condition, walk-out basement, three seasons room. Directions: Rt. 143 to Drda Lane to Smith Dr. to Rock Hill Rd. $288,900

CALL SUSAN JO COKER 444-2671

CALL JAN ALONS 781-2511

OPEN HOUSE

OPEN HOUSE, SUNDAY, MAY 2 2-4 PM 3534 STAUNTON ROAD, EDWARDSVILLE Directions: East on Goshen to North on Staunton Road. $469,900

FOR 24 HR RECORDED PRICE & INFO CALL MARY JANE COLLINS 618-210-8061

Location: 40 different retail sites in Missouri and Illinois Competitive Salaries: 1.Managers In Training (MIT) salary employee 2.Assistant Store Managers ($10.00 hour) 3.Leads ($9.00 hour) 4.Donation Attendants($8.00 hour) 5.Sales/Cashiers ($8.00 hour) Update: November 11, 2009

To Apply, please visit us at www.mersgoodwill.org

May 6, 2010

757 BOULEVARD DE CANNES, EDWARDSVILLE LIKE THE LAKE? This lake view home offers an open floor plan w/hardwood & ceramic flrs, 3 bdrm/3bth, finished LL, and an in-ground pool. Rural Dev. Qualified. $214,900

Call DEBBIE BURDGE 531-2787

7 ST. ANDREWS AVENUE, EDWARDSVILLE CLASSIC BRICK w/full basement on corner lot. Updates: thermal windows, energy efficient boiler, central air & H20 heater. Corian countertops & a double butler’s pantry! Beautiful hardwood floors, crown & picture frame molding. Private fenced patio & an extra lot. $298,900 CALL SUSAN LANDING 618-779-7777

CALL RACHEL FINLEY 447-3717 OR 1-888-RACHREMAX

24 HR RECORDED INFO

THIS HOME has all the bells & whistles. Gourmet kitchen, stained wood trim. Andersen windows, and much more. Custom built atrium ranch w/3 BR, 3 BA, & WO basement. FOR 24 HR RECORDED INFO & PRICE CALL JIM REPPELL 888-351-1897 EXT 6002

Requires: 3-years janitorial exp. Location: Stl area. Regular schedule from 9:00am until 6:00pm (1-hour lunch), No Benefits Available may be required to work other hours and varied days as needed. Must have own transportation Posted: March 3, 2010

Retail Division: Multiple positions

OPEN HOUSE, SUNDAY, MAY 2 1-3 PM 35 AUBURN COURT, HIGHLAND Directions: 143 to Sportsman right, left on Chase Way, left on Auburn Ct. $169,900

300 S. CHARLES, EDWARDSVILLLE CHARMING BRICK HOME IN DESIRABLE STEINMEYER! NEW PRICE! 3 bedroom/2 bath on a corner lot. Many updates. Attic area could be finished for more living space. $169,900 CALL DEBBIE BURDGE 531-2787

GoshenRealtyGroup.com Search the MLS online for your next home or call Nancy Milton (618) 791-8007

7712 EL PINE ESTATES, EDWARDSVILLE SPACIOUS BRICK HOME! Huge LR w/stone fireplace is open to dining area. WO bsmt offers new carpet, large rec room w/wet bar and brick fireplace. Many updates. Enclosed porch & wrap around deck. VERY MOTIVATED SELLER! Rural Development Qualified. $194,500

Call DEBBIE BURDGE 531-2787

15 ERNST, GLEN CARBON STUNNING BRAZILIAN CHERRY FLOORS in this wonderfully updated home! A true butler’s pantry adjoins the kitchen. Recreation rm & office/exercise rm in LL. Enjoy the beautifully landscaped fenced yard from the spacious deck. $244,900

2445 KINDER PLACE, GLEN CARBON LIVE ON THE LAKE WITH 3+ ACRES! 5 BDRM/3 BTH w/ a walkout LL. Highly energy efficient w/Concept 2000 vaulted wood ceilings, fireplace, 31’x24’ shop/workout room/office. $279,900

Call KELLY SIPES 618-979-3901

Call LINDA RAYHO 779-2980

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Inspirational Shopping & Dining Destination 20 minutes from Edwardsville. Here are a few reasons to visit...

Boutique

Gifts

The Monticello House Boutique at Josephine’s Featuring a fine selection of clothing and accessory designs by Brighton ~ Treska ~ Frank Lyman ~ Not Your Daughter’s Jeans ~ Tribal Joseph Ribkoff ~ Christine Alexander

Boutique & Gift Shop Hours: Monday - Friday 10 am - 4 pm, Saturday 10 am - 4:30 pm

Home Decor

Josephines

Great Food

6109 Godfrey Rd. • Godfrey, IL 62035 • 618.466.7796

Tea Room Hours Monday - Friday 11 am - 2 pm, Saturday 11 am - 3 pm

Home Decor • Tea Rooms • Desserts • Gift Shops • Gardens • Boutiques • Great Food May 6, 2010

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